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This toolkit includes sample policies, fact sheets, presentations, safety talks, posters, white papers, reports, videos and more, so you can implement a workplace program on opioids.
These materials will help you understand how opioids impact the workplace, recognize signs of impairment, educate employees on the risks of opioid use, develop drug-related HR policies and support employees who are struggling with opioid misuse.
Month-by-Month Implementation Plan
Opioids in the Workplace
Understanding Substance Use Disorders
Preventing Opioid Misuse in the Workplace
Understanding Treatment and Recovery
Opioid FAQs and Stats
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Case Study: Nationwide Cares
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How Opioids Impact Employees' Safety and Your Bottom Line
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Building a Recovery-Friendly Workplace
Developing a Drug-free Workplace Program
Legal and Regulatory Considerations
Understanding Drug Testing and Opioids
Employee Assistance Programs and the Opioid Crisis
Navigating Benefits and Health Care Data
Communicating with Employees About Opioids
Sample Employee Engagement Survey
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Building Employee Buy-in
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Impairment, Safety and Opioids
Naloxone in the Workplace
Learning About Opioid Overdose
Building a Recovery-friendly Workplace
Opioids 101 Educational Presentation
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Medication Safety and Disposal
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Are You Taking Any of These Medications?
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Opioid Use and Workplace Safety
Get the 5-Minute Safety Talk
Understanding Opioids and How They Work
Opioid Misuse, Addiction and Overdose
Opioids and the Brain
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Asking for Help at Work
Warn Me Labels: Are You Sure You Aren't Taking an Opioid?
Warn Me Labels - Español
Order Warn Me Labels
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Warn Me Label User Guide
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Communicating With Your Employees About Opioids
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Get Prescription Nation 2018
Honor Your Loved One
View the Timeline
Visit American Association of Poison Control Centers
Get Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose
View the Report
View the Website
Get the Substance Use Calculator
Get the Report
Get the Report
Get the White Paper
Visit the Website
Get the SAMHSA Toolkit
Visit Capacitype Recovery Resource Hub
Visit the Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
Get the Handbook
Get the NSC Warn Me Labels
Dispose of Your Meds
Watch the Video
Get the Materials
Don't Live in Denial, Ohio
Get the Addictionary
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