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Making the Case for Employer-Sponsored Addiction Treatment

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Making the Case for Employer-Sponsored Addiction Treatment

It pays to cover treatment...

In this Health City article you'll learn about:
  • There is a substantial cost of unaddressed substance use disorders (SUD) for workplaces. Data shows that employers should work to invest in specific support for SUDs.

  • Employers are the leading provider of health insurance for more than half (55%) of Americans. Marijuana, opioids, and polysubstance use without addiction were "significantly associated with higher absenteeism".

  • Every type of addiction disorder corresponded to more annual missed workdays. Employers have a monetary incentive to prevent and help with treatment for SUDs.
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