The Connecticut Department of Public Health convened stakeholders over 2 years to discuss the impact that substance use has on the workforce and workplace and develop recommendations for human resource best practices around substance use disorder (SUD). This white paper includes information about how the current opioid and SUD crisis developed, a discussion about the impact of SUD on employers, an evaluation of the negative effects of “zero-tolerance” workplace policies, and provides a suggested “new approach” to addiction in the workplace with 5 key principles for employers.
Funding Source: Connecticut Department of Public Health
The Opioid Crisis and Connecticut's Workforce: Updating Your Approach to Employees Suffering from Addiction Can Preserve Your Greatest Resource
A white paper on creating effective human resource policies to address substance use disorder and addiction in the workplace