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Shining a Light: A Business Forum on the Opioid Crisis

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Vinegar Hill

53 Old Post Road

Arundel, ME 04046

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Shining a Light: A Business Forum on the Opioid Crisis. Brought to you by Kennebunk Savings.

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You may think addiction isn’t affecting your workplace, but according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, more than 70 percent of people with substance use disorder (SUD) in America are employed. From a doctor to a teacher to a construction worker, anyone can be struggling with addiction. Join us for a look at how SUD is impacting the workplace and workforce, what you can do to support your employees, how to reduce stigma and where to find resources.

FORUM SPEAKERS

  • Gordon Smith, Esq, Director of Opioid Response for the State of Maine. The Impact of addiction on our workforce and businesses
  • Shannon Bresaw, Director of Recovery Friendly Workplace Program, State of New Hampshire. What you can do as an employer to support employees who are coping with addiction or a family member’s addiction
  • John Burns, SOS Recovery Community Organization. One man’s journey through recovery and the impact of stigma

PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderated by Carolyn Delaney, Journey Magazine. Discussion topics: Recovery and support resources for businesses and employees, hiring individuals in recovery, impact of substance use disorders, non-stigmatizing language, and the importance of community.

Panelists include:

Gordon Smith, Director of Opioid Response, State of Maine

Shannon Bresaw, Director of Recovery Friendly Workplace Program, State of New Hampshire

Jeff Buckwalter, CEO, Holy Donuts

Margo Walsh, MaineWorks Founder, Owner

Leslie Clark, Portland Recovery Community Center

Robert MacKenzie, Kennebunk Police Chief

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