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The Opioid Crisis and Its Effect on Connecticut Employers

Workers' Compensation Trust, 47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 06492 T (203) 678-0123

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Cost: Free to members 
Self-Insured Clients: $100 per person

This NEWLY added educational program will bring together Trust members to encourage them to recognize and support employees with an Opioid Use Disorder or any type of substance abuse, to seek treatment and recovery.

Facilitators and Topics:
Welcoming Remarks and the Newest Statistics
Brian S. Downs, Vice President. Quality and Provider Relations, Workers' Compensation Trust

The Opioid Crisis in the American Workforce 
Phil Walls, RPh, Chief Clinical Officer, myMatrixx

Employment Related Issues with Substance Abuse and Medical Marijuana - A Legal Perspective
John M. Letizia, Attorney & Managing Partner, Letizia, Ambrose & Falls, PC

Assessing the Workforce Risk and How to Build a Proactive Response Program
Thomas J. Matthews, Director of Solutions, EAP

Employment Related Issues with Substance Abuse and Breaking Down Barriers in Seeking Treatment in the Workforce
Kimberly Beauregard, LCSW,
 President & Chief Executive Officer, InterCommunity Recovery Centers, Inc.

Resources for Connecticut Employers
Deborah A. Pease, MPH,
Epidemiologist 3, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Division

Human Resources, Executive Management, and Risk Management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the opioid crisis in the U.S. and its impact on the Connecticut workforce
  • Provide an overview of the legal considerations for employers related to substance abuse in the workforce
  • Discuss strategies for the support and retention of substance-addicted employees
  • Outline best practices and innovative approaches to develop a comprehensive and proactive response program to employee substance abuse
  • Present case studies, stories and lessons learned regarding addiction in the workplace
  • Develop a white paper detailing model substance abuse program for Connecticut employers

This course has been approved for 4.75 CEUs by LeadingAge CT