- Education and Training
Opioid use and abuse has been described as “a crisis” and “an epidemic” in American society. The impacts have had far reaching consequences in families, communities and workplaces.
As a result, many organizations are developing resources and tools to raise awareness and educate and disseminate best practices as to prevention, treatment and care options and policy implementation and implications.
Workplaces in the nursery, grower and landscape sectors are part of this crisis, especially since workers are susceptible to chronic and acute injuries related to working outdoors, lifting heavy objects and operating heavy machinery and vehicles. Whether a member of your family, a colleague or someone you work with has been affected by opioid use, it can be challenging to navigate through the many online resources to find the most targeted and practical information for your situation.