Tips for Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in the Workplace

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on the job deaths from drug- or alcohol-related causes have grown 25% annually since 2012. That’s a serious concern. Even worse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that 116 people died every day in 2016 from an opioid overdose, and over 2 million people had an opioid-use disorder.

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Research has now also indicated a striking relationship between the opioid epidemic and workers who leave the workforce and workers who are a part of growing absenteeism and presenteeism problems in the workplace. And while most employers report that

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