Opioid Resources for the Workplace



(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.

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Interactive Modules

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.​

Via Opioid Resources for the Workplace | Get Smart About Drugs

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