The Wellness Council of Indiana in partnership with the Indiana Chamber is offering a series of FREE events around the state to help employers manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.
These convenings will provide employers with the knowledge and resources to both protect their businesses and assist their valuable employees.
Topics will include:
– Legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies and employee intervention
– How to detect drug use among employees
– Stories of recovery
– Connection to local treatment and recovery efforts
Dates and Locations
Register using the links below or learn more at Wellness Council of Indiana website.
All events run from 8am – 3pm.January 29: Terre Haute
February 12: Fort Wayne
February 19: Northwest Indianapolis (CANCELED)
March 5: Northeast Indianapolis
March 12: Downtown Indianapolis
March 19: Plainfield
March 21: Lafayette
April 3: Greenwood
April 4: Bloomington
About Indiana Workforce Recovery
In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.
The mission of the initiative is to empower the business community to play a lead role by educating and guiding employers through the steps they can take to help their workers.
The effects of substance misuse and substance use disorder on Hoosiers, their families and communities are indisputable and devastating. In 2016 alone, nearly 500 Hoosiers died of an opioid overdose, according to data released by the Indiana State Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says opioid misuse has a staggering $1.5 billion direct impact on the state’s annual economy, and identifies 58% of those suffering from substance use disorder as being employed.