Strategies for Employers to Reduce Stigma and Address Opioid Addiction in the Workplace

Strategies for Employers to Reduce Stigma and Address Opioid Addiction in the Workplace

“How do you talk to someone who is an addict? Use honesty. Don’t overcomplicate this.” Those were the words of advice from Robert Poznanovich, vice president at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Poznanovich was one of several speakers at The Alliance’s Opioid Epidemic event. The speakers offered strategies for employers to reduce stigma and address opioid addiction in the workplace.

‘Be the Change’ to Address Opioid Abuse in Your Workplace

‘Be the Change’ to Address Opioid Abuse in Your Workplace

It’s time to stop focusing on blame and start looking at solutions to make a difference in the lives of opioid users in your workplace. That was the message from former Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice and business liabilities related to substance use and abuse. Switalski spoke at The Alliance’s Opioid Epidemic Summit on July 24 at Monona Terrace.

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