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Over the past two years, employers nationwide have had to navigate a growing number of issues that have negatively impacted the work environment, including worsening mental health and substance use disorders among their workforce. The next challenge for employers to navigate is the worsening opioid crisis, which threatens to take a heavy toll on health, safety, and overall business operations.

When employers focus on the opioid use disorder (OUD) crisis, not only are they lowering health care costs, increasing productivity, and reducing workplace safety risk, they’re also helping employees and their families regain physical and mental health and improving overall quality of life. But are workplaces equipped to handle the opioid problem?

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