Opioid Awareness Training

Connect with our team to learn more about implementing this training at your workplace.

Opioid Resources

Communication Tips For the Worksite:

  • Directness: Give direct feedback about substance use and problems that you observe.
    • “I don’t know if you’re struggling with [alcohol, pills, etc.], but you seem pretty out of it.”
  • Understanding: Be warm, respectful and understanding.
    • “I know you have a lot going on, but I don’t want things to get worse.”
  • Ownership: Acknowledge that responsibility for change is theirs and be encouraging.
    • “It’s up to you, but I know you can kick this thing.”
  • Offer some options:
    • “There’s an AA meeting at the union hall.”

Tips for the Doctors Office:

  • Ask if prescribed medication is an opioid
  • Talk about substances you or your family members may struggle with
  • Describe your work and ask if medications could be unsafe at work
  • Ask about alternatives to opioids, including physical therapy and skills for pain management