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Webinar Recording: Addiction in the Workplace

This webinar, presented by ACOEM and MDGuidelines, aims to start the conversation about addiction in the workplace, outline which questions should be asked during the care of a working person, and decrease the stigma surrounding these cases. Returning people to work is often more challenging when addiction is driving mental health issues or preventing long-term recovery from an injury or illness. There are also considerations about work capacity, notably in safety-sensitive work. A brief scope of the problem, an outline of evidence-based treatment options, mental health considerations, and case studies will be presented by occupational health experts.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of starting a discussion about addiction with fellow clinicians or care providers and the advantages for the patient.
  • Describe several critical questions to ask patients or other care providers to start the conversation about care related to addiction.
  • Contrast the different specialties needed for addiction care and the unique location occupational health plays in orchestrating return to work efforts.

Kurt Hegmann, MD, MPH
Director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
University of Utah School of Medicine
*Editor-in-Chief of ACOEM Practice Guidelines

Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP, FIAIME
Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Axiom Medical
President, Dr. Les Kertay & Associates, LLC
*Nothing to disclose

Doug Martin, MD
UnityPoint Health
President, ACOEM
*Nothing to disclose

Fabrice Czarnecki, MD, MA, MPH
ACOEM Clinical Guideline Leader
*Nothing to disclose

Steven Mandel, MD
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
*Nothing to disclose

Harris Stratyner, PhD
Stratyner and Associates
*Nothing to disclose

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other health care professionals who specialize in or have an interest in OEM or provide care for working-aged people.

Recording Details
This webinar is a recording of a live webinar from October 20, 2022.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Oct 31, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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