The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug-Free Workplace Toolkit provides information to help employers develop and sustain successful drug-free workplace programs.
Developed by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, this resource gives an overview of the legal and operational issues an employer must consider when dealing with an employee’s use of opioids and other substances.
Addiction Wellness at Work Program is a proactive education program for employers developed by Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.
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Partnering with Benefit Providers
If your company provides health insurance to employees, amending the coverage you provide can help prevent opioid misuse in your workplace and treat addiction if it does develop. Work with your insurer and benefits manager to craft these policies.
Establishing an employee assistance program can support employees who may currently be experiencing a substance abuse disorder. EAP Association offers information on how EAPs respond to the needs of employees and families struggling with drug abuse.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
State-Specific Opioid Resources
Many states offer resources that can be utilized by both employers and employees to help those struggling with substance use disorder.