Fit For Work Blog

How Injury Prevention Knocks Out Opioid Abuse

Published Jun 28, 2016 11:42:06 AM posted in Opioid Abuse, Injury Prevention

Opioids are usually prescribed to control pain, often after an injury or surgery. But easy availability and tolerance development are driving addiction levels so high that the Centers for Disease Control has declared an opioid abuse epidemic.

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Infographic: The Price of Pain - Opioid Abuse Costs Employers More Than You Think

Published Jun 23, 2016 1:38:51 PM posted in Opioid Abuse, Infographic

Opioid abuse is a growing epidemic in the workplaceMany people may think that prescription opioids are safe, since they’re part of a physician-approved treatment plan. But the price of addiction is detrimental to employers. 

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Opioid Abuse: A Sprain Can Cause More Damage than You Think

Published Jun 20, 2016 11:36:55 AM posted in Opioid Abuse, Injury Prevention

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How Opioid Use Turns to Abuse

Published Jun 16, 2016 11:31:33 AM posted in Opioid Abuse

One wrong landing during a game of Saturday basketball, a fender bender that ended up as a femur bender, a piece of sheetrock that came crashing down instead of going up — the type of injuries that people face can vary widely, and keep ER rooms busy 24/7.

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The Opioid Epidemic: Will It hit your Workplace?

Published Jun 14, 2016 2:14:31 PM posted in Opioid Abuse

Many people may think that prescription opioids are safe, since they’re part of a physician-approved treatment plan. But the truth can be deadly. The CDC estimates that opioid pain relievers are involved in about 17,000 deaths per year — compared to 3,000 annual deaths related to heroin.

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