When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts?
Opioid abuse statistics are unavoidable, but they bear repeating. In 2016, more Americans died from drug overdoses than car crashes, and—as reported in this Economist article—opioid addiction is likely one of the main factors contributing to a decline in overall life expectancy in the United States, a rare trend