Opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid overdose deaths (OODs) are prevalent among US workers, but work-related factors have not received adequate attention as either risk factors or opportunities for OOD prevention. Higher prevalence of OOD in those with heavy physical jobs, more precarious work, and limited health care benefits suggest work environment and organizational factors may predispose workers to the development of OUD.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified many well-researched drug-free workplace programs and published "A Kit for Employers: Making the workplace drug free".
This Employer kit describes the below:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued Evidence-Based Resources Guide Series. The Guide Series is a comprehensive and modular set of resources intended to support health care providers, health care system administrators, and community members to meet the needs of individuals at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from Substance Use Disorders.
EMCDDA has published Policy and practice briefings in Workplaces. This policy and practice briefing provides an overview of the key issues, response options, evidence and implications for policy and practice.
The Planet Youth Guidebook Launch Event will take place October 27th 2021.
The Planet Youth team has recently published a complete guidebook for the Planet Youth method. The book covers all the processes from the planning phase to the implementation phase and describes best practices and deep know-how for a successful work.
The event will be broadcast both in English and Spanish.
Crisis situations, such as security incidents, earthquakes and floods, are on the increase and often leave families very vulnerable. Parents that have lived through crisis situations have reported how concerned they are about their children’s wellbeing. When facing the many physical consequences of crisis contexts, parents often struggle to know how best to respond to their children.