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Addressing Prescription Overuse in the Workplace
Monday 06/18/2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
You will learn how to identify and appropriately address potential prescription opioid misuse in your organization. 

Prescription opioid abuse among employees costs organizations billions of dollars each year, yet it is often challenging to identify the issue or know how to effectively work with employees to address the problem. Employees misusing prescription opioids are at a higher risk of workplace accidents and contribute to reduced productivity.  This session will show you how to identify potential prescription misuse among employees, as well as strategies to guide employees toward resources to manage both the emotional and physical impact. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify indicators of potential prescription misuse among employees.
  • Implement best practices to create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
  • Understand strategies to support employees and guide them to appropriate resources for further help.
  • Incorporate effective training and communication strategies into existing programs to address potential prescription opioid misuse issues.
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Norbert J. Alicea, Vice president, EAP+Work/Life Services ,
Health Advocate, Inc.
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Raffi Terzian, Senior vice president of clinical operations, senior medical director,
Health Advocate