|March 19, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
As many as 50,000 Americans may have died last year alone of opioid-related overdose, and with the use of prescription opioids to relieve pain at staggering levels, that number continues to increase with no end in sight. A recent study showed 2 million Americans had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers, while drug overdose is now the leading cause of death of Americans under the age of 50. Abuse of the drug has had tragic consequences across the nation, ravaging communities and tearing apart families. What role can employers play in combatting this 21st-century drug crisis?
During this webinar, attendees will learn ways to educate employees about opioid abuse, how to respond to employees who may develop an addiction, and modify their drug testing policy to address this crisis.