Opioids, Pain and Absence: The Productivity Implications of Substance Use Among U.S. Workers
IBI's latest research shows that the use of prescription pain medications is widespread among U.S. employees--with serious implications for productivity. Most pain medication use did not follow a pattern of abuse or dependence--underscoring the larger issue of pain that helps fuel the opioid epidemic.
In this webinar recording, you will learn about:
- The extent of use, abuse, and dependence of prescription pain medications and other substances among employees.
- The lost productivity implications of substance use.
- Guidance for managing substance use in the workforce and strategies for employers.
Erin L. Peterson, MPH and Brian Gifford, PhD of IBI discussed this new analysis.