Real Stories: The Workplace as Part of a Solution for Opioid Addiction

2023-04-17T12:49:03-04:00July 10th, 2017|2017, Workers Compensation|

We strongly believe in strong workplace support for employees coping with a variety of issues. It is for this reason NARFA offers a strong and confidential  employee assistance program (EAP). We wanted to share this nice story about an [...]

The Current State of Opioid Addiction: What Are We Doing About It? | NARFA

2023-04-17T12:47:51-04:00March 29th, 2017|2017, Workers Compensation|

Many of us have been confronted with opioids either personally or with someone close to us. When a person reaches a point of addiction, every aspect of their lives and those around them can be negatively affected. For example, [...]

Workers Compensation and Opioid Abuse: A $1.5 Billion Issue | NARFA

2023-04-17T12:46:47-04:00November 22nd, 2016|2016, Workers Compensation|

Some of the most innovative approaches for fighting painkiller addiction among employees come from an unlikely source: the workers-compensation industry. Workplace injury is one of the main reasons doctors prescribe opioids, and dependence has become an expensive problem for [...]

Opioid Abuse: What Can Be Done in the Workplace to Help | NARFA

2023-04-17T12:45:58-04:00April 4th, 2016|2016, Workers Compensation|

Recently, opioid abuse has been in the headlines, as the number of people addicted to opioid painkillers continues to rise, leading to illegal drug use and in many cases, death. From 1999-2014, there has been a 100% rise in [...]