Opioid Addiction for Managers

Opioid Addiction for Managers

Updated Apr 29, 2020

You've heard it on the news, or you've read about it online, but if you think our nation's opioid epidemic could never affect your workplace, you're wrong. The opioid crisis isn't only causing pain to those who have lost loved ones; it's impacting employers as well. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. According to the National Safety Council, more than 70% of U.S. employers are reporting they feel a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace. So, what are some ways that you, as a manager, can help curb this epidemic?