Please join the ISCEBS Detroit Chapter for our upcoming webinar: "The Cost of Substance Use in the Workplace" on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm.
There is still a great deal of stigma when it comes to addressing substance use, both in and outside the workplace. Most employers have not been addressing it in the same way as other chronic health conditions, and have been missing an opportunity to have an impact on productivity, healthcare costs, and safety . This session will provide an overview of the various costs of addiction in the workplace, what factors are driving this, and the strategies employers are utilizing to improve access, reduce costs and manage risk.
Laura Adams, MSW, LCSW
Senior Outreach Manager
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Laura Adams has a passion for connecting people in need with the best addiction treatment options to help them in their recovery journey. With over 25 years of experience in both direct clinical practice and outreach, Laura has extensive knowledge of clinical resources. Before transitioning to outreach, she worked for over a decade in the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) field. From 2005-2016, she served on the board of the Northern Illinois chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association; served as chapter president from 2012-2014 and was named Member of the Year in 2007. Her background also includes extensive experience in training corporate groups, serving as an instructor at Columbia College Chicago, and working for a major insurance company. She is an alumnus of the Wayne State University School of Social Work.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults and youth, the Foundation has 17 locations nationwide and collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.