According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD):
• 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed
• Drug abuse costs employers $81 billion annually
Drug use, abuse, or addiction among employees and their family members can cause expensive problems for business and industry, ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft, low employee morale, to increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers’ compensation costs. To learn more about dealing with addiction issues and recovery in the workplace, please join the Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) at its Recovery Luncheon on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel (downtown Montgomery) from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
The event’s featured guest will be Robert B. Thornhill, MS, LPC, Director of the Alabama State Bar. Mr. Thornhill will talk about his own recovery, addiction in the workplace, legal issues, and how employers can help their employees by implementing assistance programs. Additionally, we will talk about our successful recovery program and present awards to a local company and volunteer.
Individual tickets are $50. Purchase a table for 8 attendees for only $350.