The opioid crisis: Understanding the workplace impact

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Dr. Sarah Wakeman, Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH, Dr. Howard Willson, Dr. Chris Whaley

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You've probably heard about the opioid epidemic – the abuse of opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers as well as heroin and other drugs. But do you know how it's impacting your workplace? Watch On-Demand Harvard Medical School addiction specialist Dr. Sarah Wakeman, policy expert Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH, Castlight's Dr. Howard Willson and UC Berkeley Research Economist Dr. Chris Whaley discuss research-based insights on: - The fundamentals of the opioid crisis, including tips for identifying opioid use disorder - Helping employees recognize and respond to opioid drug misuse in the workplace - Alternatives for pain management - Setting anti-discrimination and anti-stigma policies - Creating a balanced benefit package for pain care and substance abuse-affected individuals Moderated by Dr. Greg Curfman, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications, watch and learn from Harvard and Castlight subject matter experts.

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