Posts Tagged substance abuse

A Note From the Director

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Combating The Opioid Crisis in America Dear Reader: The opioid abuse crisis in the workplace demands our immediate attention.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) drug overdose related deaths are on the rise in the United States. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses. Almost 68% of those deaths were the result of a prescription or illicit opioid. This crisis is devastating and impacting workers on a daily basis.  Several warning signs that managers and supervisors should be cognizant of include: Physical indicators:  […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines the use of medication assisted treatment in fight against opioid addiction

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids (e.g., fentanyl, oxycodone) and heroin. Some experts and federal policy makers think medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the most effective way to treat opioid addiction and use. Others, such as Dr. Katherine Drabiak, […]