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How opioids are harming our businesses, our economy and our families

William James College

Friday • June 21

Clock Icon 8:00 AM
Money Icon Free
Location Icon William James College
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Event Details

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
Sponsored by:
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
William James College
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