The Washington Post recently published an article on “The Depressing Relationship Between Your Job And A Drug Overdose”. We have to start taking a look at what’s going on in the workplace and the way we can work together to prevent addiction and the devastating impact of overdoses. Whether it’s a CEO or line worker, these overdoses ravage families, friends, and co-workers alike.
As an intervention expert, my take from the Washington Post article is that there’s a pressing need for targeted interventions to combat the escalating drug overdose deaths in the United States. The rise in these fatalities since 2001 is particularly pronounced among certain occupations such as those in construction and restaurant industries, indicating job-related stressors or accessibility issues may be contributing factors.