Together Arkansas Provides FREE Toolkit in Response to the Opiod Crisis
Maumelle, AR
11/11/2019 09:59 AM

AEDCE Members - The Arkansas State Chamber, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AFMC, and Walmart would like to make you aware of an important new opioid response initiative launched yesterday at the State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting.

Together Arkansas provides employers with a toolkit of FREE resources to help them prepare, prevent and respond to the opioid crisis. The online course consists of five modules (13 to 16 minutes per module) that cover legal and operational issues, best practices for drug-testing, developing policies and procedures, how to respond to an employee’s misuse of harmful drugs, where to refer an employee who needs help, and providing options for an employee to return to work.

The use of opioids and other harmful drugs plays a major role in Arkansas's ability to maintain a ready workforce. Between 1999 and 2015, opioid-use disorder took 43,400 workers out of Arkansas’s labor force and 574 million work hours were lost to substance-use disorder during the same time period.

Together Arkansas partners invite you to please SHARE these resources with employers in your community and your network. The modules and all associated resources are free to use, and as new developments occur, the website will be updated with these additional solutions.

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