(March 5, 2020) Across the United States, 75% of employers report negative impacts in the workplace due to opioid misuse. Yet, only 17% feel prepared to address the growing issue.
Acknowledging the reality of opioid misuse in the workplace is a productive step for any business and a benefit to every community.
To help address the issue, the Drug Enforcement Administration partnered with Discovery Education to create Operation Prevention–an award-winning, nationwide program educating students, families, and professionals about the science behind addiction while promoting lifesaving discussions in the home, classroom, and workplace.
The new interactive four-part workplace module series builds on the success of Operation Prevention in homes and schools by providing workplaces across the United States with no-cost, self-paced resources focused on treatment-seeking activities, resource location, effective communication, and more.
Through these engaging lessons, which are about 15 minutes each, users will get to explore issues surrounding opioid misuse and prevention.
The Opioid Epidemic – Learn the basics of what opioids are while discovering the origins of the epidemic and how it has evolved.
The Science of Opioids – Explore the science of opioids, including their impacts on the brain/body, plus practical ways of preventing dependency.
The Reality of Opioids – Discover the effects opioids have on communities and learn methods for supporting those who have been directly impacted.
The Power of Prevention – Learn the simple power of prevention.