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The opioid epidemic is being increasingly felt in today’s workplace. An estimated three out of four people with an addiction are employed, a fact that affects productivity, morale and health care costs.
To help address this challenge, MIIA’s employee assistance program, offered through AllOne Health, is holding two webinars for municipal employers.
• “The Opioid Crisis: What Managers Need To Know” – Nov. 15, 2-3 p.m.
Most employers have employees who are misusing or are addicted to substances, but many supervisors feel unsure about whether or how to intervene with an employee. What is a manager’s responsibility to identify employees who may be at risk? What are the danger signs, and the recovery resources? How can managers support employees who may be exhibiting signs and symptoms? This session will illuminate the best steps to take to help combat the opioid epidemic in the workplace.
• “The Opioid Crisis: What Employees Need To Know” – Jan. 31, 2019, 2-3 p.m.
Equipping employees with knowledge on the opioid epidemic allows them to stay safe and productive and enables them to help support others. What are the signs of opioid use? How does addiction work? What’s the impact on one’s family? Attention will be paid to de-stigmatizing addiction.