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Title:

Opioid Crisis In The Workplace

SKU:WT-1005038
Format: Webinar
Description:

Opioid Crisis In The Workplace

Addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers and heroin, is a full-blown American health crisis, claiming more lives than car crashes or homicides.

The toll in lost productivity, personal injury and health care cost is staggering. In fact, the National Safety Council recently found that 70 percent of employers report problems with opioid use by employees.

Exploding The Myths

  • Not just junkies: Abusers include doctors, lawyers, celebrities, executives and regular working folks
  • 21% to 29% of patients misuse their prescribed opioid medication
  • 8% to 12% develop opioid use disorder
  • 4% to 6% transition to heroin
  • 80% of heroin addicts started with prescription opioids
  • 39% of Employers Report Absenteeism from Drug Abuse
  • 29% Report Decreased Job Performance
  • 29% Report Employees Dealing With Family Member’s Addiction
  • 71% Believe Prescription Drug Addiction Should Be Treated as Disease
  • 19% Feel Prepared to Deal With Issue
In this eye-opening training led by an addictions treatment consultant and an experienced employment attorney, you will separate myth from fact and receive the latest guidance about how your organization should address this highly underestimated risk factor.

AGENDA
  • Scope of a Growing Problem…How and When the Crisis Began
  • What is Addiction...Who Are the Abusers
  • The Signs of Opioid Abuse Disorder
  • Treatment Options… What Works, How It’s More Than “Going to Rehab.”
  • Health Plans and Addiction Recovery… Medically Assisted Treatment
  • Conducting a Needs Assessment
  • Employer’s Perspective Direct and Indirect Costs of Opioid Abuse by Workers
  • Treat or Terminate?
  • Employer’s Legal Obligations and Liability
  • Worker’s Rights Under ADA and FMLA
  • Drug-Free Policies and Legal Prescriptions
  • Drug Testing and Prescription Painkillers
  • Education and Employee Assistance Programs
Bonus Materials
  • Employer’s Toolkit Guide: “The Proactive Role Employers Can Take”
  • Checklist to Update Your Drug-Free Policy and EAP
  • Fact Sheets and Handouts for Employee Education
  • Poster Series on Drug Safety and Disposal at Home
How To Access This Webinar

You will receive an email containing the phone number and course materials directly from the provider, Avant Resources, at least one day prior to the event.

About The Provider: Avant Resources provides training webinars for HR professionals.
Price: $199.00
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