The $100 Billion Problem*: The Employer's Critical Role in Substance Use Disorder Awareness, Prevention and Recovery; and the High Costs Associated. | Sessions
Substance abuse has been exponentially rising, especially during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and employers are quickly realizing the monumental impact drug abuse and misuse has in the workplace. Between lost productivity, healthcare costs, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and criminal justice fees, the total economic burden is estimated to be close to $100 billion. In this session, you will learn about resources and programs to help prevent addiction, and support recovery. Learn from leading companies with innovative programs and services that help prevent substance use disorders and overdose and support employees in recovery.
Substance use growth and the effect on the workforce - Causes for substance use (addiction; mental health challenges, etc.) - Post-pandemic pressures (life changes; return to work in person or hybrid; kids back to school) - Addressing challenges include substance use (prevention and recovery support)
SOURCE: AJMC (American Journal of Managed Care), October 2020