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Flame on pile of pills The rates of alcohol and substance abuse will continue to worsen if underlying mental health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are left unchecked.

As a benefits advisor, you’re likely aware of how employee opioid abuse can impact your clients’ businesses. But what your clients might not fully understand is the critical role their organization can play in opioid abuse prevention and treatment. With Americans now more likely to die from a fatal opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle accident, it’s time for employers to attack the crisis—with your help.

Chart of opioid overdose deaths Related: Opinion: The opioid crisis makes us all poorer

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