Five people dies every day from opioid related overdoses in Massachusetts, placing our state in the epicenter of an epidemic and that’s harming our families, our employees and our places of work. In this conference we’ll explore what’s behind the $7 billion economic impact the opioid crisis has had on our state’s economy and the business case for investing in addiction treatment.
Join us as we hear from four experts on a crisis that touches every aspect of our workplace, including productivity, safety, health care and family life.
- Behavioral Health Perspective: Dr. Nicholas Covino, President, William James College.
- Co-managing Pain and Addiction in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic: Dr. Antje Barreveld, Medical Director, Pain Management at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
- Financial Impact: Andrew Bagley VP for Policy and Research, Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation
- Psycho-social Treatment Options: Arden O’Connor, Founder O’Connor Professional Group
Friday, July 19
Sunday, July 21