Source: Kristen Cederlind
The opioid crisis continues to reach epidemic proportions. The Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) reported a 21 percent increase in 2016 in people dying from drug overdoses. A report from the Police Executive Research Forum puts those numbers into context, reporting that the number of deaths exceeded:
When your organization uses an onsite therapist program, these experienced professionals can help spot the signs of workplace opioid addiction. Onsite therapists often get to know employees, which can be a tremendous asset in preventing injuries, treating issues and keeping an eye out for general health. While not experts in opioid addiction, onsite physical therapists see their mission as looking out for your team and creating a healthy wellness experience.
The CDC identifies these signs of opioid overdose and recommends calling 911 as soon as possible.