Opioid strategy series kicks off next month in South Bend

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Prescription pain pills are seen dumped out on a table at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

South Bend area businesses have an opportunity to help their employees deal with substance misuse and learn prevention methods by attending a free program September 11.

The session will also include legal guidance as well as optional naloxone training from the Indiana State Department of Health on how and when to use the opioid overdose reversal drug.

Indiana Workforce Recovery, which is putting on the event, is a joint initiative created in collaboration with the Wellness Council of Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration.

The goal of the initiative is to prepare Hoosier employers to deal with public health crises that impact the Indiana workforce.

The employer opioid strategy series is part of that effort. The South Bend stop kicks off the series’ fall schedule and takes place September 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Morris Park County Club at 2200 McKinley Avenue. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is free but registration is preferred. Companies can register at www.wellnessindiana.org/recovery.

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