Recovery in the Workplace: Treatment Benefits Both Employees and Employers
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Of the 20.4 million adults (aged 18 or older) classified with dependence or abuse in 2007, 12.3 million (60.4 percent) were employed full time. Employers often play a critical role in an individual's successful recovery from substance use disorders. It is important that employers promote healthy work environments while allowing individuals to get the support and treatment they need. This program will look at examples of companies investing in their employees, what it means to nurture a "drug-free workplace," and what the recently passed Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 means for employers.
Program Guide: Talking Points
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)