“We all find means of anesthesia.”
― Brunonia Barry
Opioid overdoses claim the lives of nearly 100 Americans every day as these drugs led to over 40,000 deaths last year. In most cases, especially for those in corporate America, the road to an opioid death started with just a routine trip to the doctor’s office.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines an opioid as “a class of drugs used to reduce pain.” You would be hard pressed to find a worker in your office who has not taken a painkiller at some point in their life. Thus, the problem of how readily available opioids are to your employees.
As part of wellness education for many of our clients, BenefitCorp recommends letting employees know there are pain treatments available that do not involve opioids. Contact a BenefitCorp consultant here or visit the CDC’s site on alternative therapies and opioid recovery at cdc.gov/opioids.