An Ounce of Prevention: A New Way to Cure the Sickness of Silence
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:30 AM
Cheryl Brown Merriwether

Millions of Americans struggle with mental health and substance misuse while coping with the pandemic and related stress. The costs and harm to individuals and companies are alarming.  70% of adults that misuse drugs are employed and 67% of HR professionals believe substance misuse is a serious issue. Workplace cultures can exacerbate the problem and because of fear or stigma many employees are unwilling to seek help. Companies can use DE&I initiatives to combat stigma and raise awareness of substance misuse and addiction in the workplace.