Any Positive Change: The Case for Harm Reduction in Workplace Substance Abuse Treatment will take place on November 23 at 3:15 p.m. EST
Lifespeak Inc. (TSX: LSPK)
– Elliot Stone, President of ALAViDA, a LifeSpeak Company
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, Nov. 22, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – ALAViDA, a LifeSpeak Company (TSX: LSPK), the leading evidence-based digital addiction treatment provider, will reveal the success of its unique approach during ‘a seminar at the Benefits Canada Mental Health Summit this year. Any Positive Change: The Case for Harm Reduction in Workplace Substance Abuse Treatment will take place on November 23 from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST.
Running November 23-24, this two-day virtual event is the industry’s most popular conference covering key issues such as the impacts of illness, treatment options and disability management.
“In a world where the vast majority of the benefits of drug treatment offer expensive hospital-based abstinence options, the harm reduction approach offers a unique opportunity to help employees recover while staying on the job. and dramatically reducing costs, ”Elliot said. Stone, President of ALAViDA, a LifeSpeak Company. “With many industries facing workforce shortages related to the pandemic, keeping employees healthy and working is vital. “
To illustrate its effectiveness, ALAViDA will present a case study of its impact on Fraser Health, a health authority in British Columbia, which made ALAViDA available to more than 32,000 staff and volunteers. Stone will be presenting with Leslie Allan-Reed, Director of Absence and Disability Management at the Fraser Health Authority.
“We will share tools that can provide comprehensive benefits for early interventions in the treatment of alcohol and drug use, which account for over 30% of mental health problems,” Stone said. “Providing a confidential and virtual benefit for pre-disability substance use is key to managing mental health claims in the future. Standardization is the key to destigmatization.
Mental health claims increased 24% in 2020. The pandemic has exacerbated current mental health challenges, particularly substance use. One-third of Canadians report drinking more, and almost half of those who have struggled with substance use also report increasing their use. In addition, 41 percent of women say they drink more and 30 percent of workers admit to drinking or using drugs at work. With many employees working from home, substance use is easier to hide.
Due to the stigma surrounding drug addiction, it is estimated that only one in ten people with addiction seek treatment, making it the biggest unmanaged disorder in modern healthcare.
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