Opioid Abuse

96% of Workers Are Stressed: How Employers Can Help

Cara McMullin

April is Stress Awareness Month. As the pandemic continues and employers report high levels of stress in the workforce, the International Foundation’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits survey report reveals informative data on challenges and solutions facing organizations across the […]

When Opioid Addiction Shows Up at Work

When Opioid Addiction Shows Up at Work

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS

When his teenaged daughter came home with an opioid prescription after having her wisdom teeth removed, Randall Kratz challenged her doctor. Kratz, senior account manager for FEI Behavioral Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had worked as a substance abuse counselor and knew about […]

Talking Benefits Episode 4: Benefits Curveballs

Spring is in the air. Birds singing, temperatures rising, baseball season in full swing . . . and a whole new crop of benefits developments have been popping up. International Foundation resident benefits gurus Julie, Kelli and Justin are back to talk […]

Employers Take Actions to Combat Opioid Abuse

Justin Held, CEBS

Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the prevalence of opioid abuse and are taking action. According to International Foundation research, about one in three organizations (32.3%) states that prescription drug addiction is prevalent in their organization. Similarly, two in three responding organizations (67.8%) have […]