Addiction affects nearly everyone, whether directly or indirectly. The Heroin epidemic continues to make headlines as Kentucky has the third highest overdose rate in the nation. But the problem is more than one substance, the problem is addiction.
The majority of those addicted to drugs and alcohol are working full-time and appear to be function at a high level. The face of addiction isn’t always what you would expect to see and is costing families, businesses, hospitals, and taxpayers billions of dollars every year.
The Impact on Our Community
While addiction negatively impacts the life of the addict, it also adversely affects businesses, families, and communities. Our crime rate is directly connected to addiction. Business deal with employees who do not show up to work and lose billions of dollars in lost productivity. Hospitals see a larger number of patients and the epidemic is increasing the cost of healthcare. The Healing Place feels compelled to lead a symposium on addiction to educate members of the community, reach out to families, and help businesses assist employees in need.
The entire community benefits from assembling leaders in the healthcare community to focus on the issues of addiction and provide solutions.
This Event Is Open to: Business owners, human resources professionals, business professionals, school counselors, medical professionals, social workers, and families impacted by the disease of addiction.
7:30-8:45am Registration and light breakfast offerings
9:00-10:00am Disease of Addiction – Dr. Quinn Chipley
10:15-11:15am Family Intervention – Patrick Fogarty
11:15am-1:00pm Lunch and Guest Speaker – John Boel, WAVE3 News Anchor
1:15-2:15pm Responding to Addiction in the Workplace – Brian Fingerson
2:30-4:30pm Community Impact Panel