Shining a Light: A Business Forum on the Opioid Crisis
You may think addiction isn’t affecting your workplace, but according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, more than 70 percent of people with substance use disorder (SUD) in America are employed. From a doctor to a teacher to a construction worker, anyone can be struggling with addiction. Join us for a look at how SUD is impacting the workplace and workforce, what you can do to support your employees, how to reduce stigma and where to find resources.
- Gordon Smith, ESQ, Director of Opioid Response for the State of Maine. The Impact of addiction on our workforce and businesses
- David Mara, New Hampshire’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health. What you can do as an employer to support employees who are coping with addiction or a family member’s addiction
- John Burns, SOS Recovery Community Organization. One man’s journey through recovery and the impact of stigma
Moderated by Carolyn Delaney, Journey Magazine. Discussion topics: Recovery and support resources for businesses and employees, hiring individuals in recovery, impact of substance use disorders, non-stigmatizing language, and the importance of community.