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OWLS Programs Recognized by U.S. Surgeon General

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OWLS Programs Recognized by U.S. Surgeon General

OWLS Programs Acknowledged by Surgeon General The first ever Surgeon General’s report on “Facing Addiction in America” came out recently (November, 2016). It cited OWLS evidence-based programs, Team Awareness and Team Resilience, as the only ones that met their criteria for effectiveness for workplace prevention. The Surgeon General’s “seal of approval” delivers a powerful message, providing perhaps the ultimate validation for their efficacy. Trainers certified in these programs are encouraged to underscore this in their marketing materials, mentioning that they have been trained in aspects of these programs. PREVENTION WORKS. Additionally, the acknowledgement gives us hope that employers and agencies will receive the message...

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Empowered Use, Health Consciousness and Prescription Drugs: Part 2

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Empowered Use, Health Consciousness and Prescription Drugs: Part 2

The prevention of prescription drug misuse among working adults is a wellness issue. Attention All Workers! Employee-Focused Free “Lunch & Learn” Webinar (September 7) Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  ⇒  Download Flyer Here     ⇒  Register Here Progress. We continue to develop evidence-based approaches to workplace substance misuse prevention. Last year we posted an initial blog about integrating workplace wellness and prevention of adult prescription misuse. Recently, we published a new research article showing these efforts are promising. We have been gathering employee reactions to our new module on health consciousness (see below). The September 7th webinar...

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Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

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Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

Health and human resource professionals of all types wake up! The growing epidemic of workforce prescription abuse needs your help. This is not just the domain of medicine; but also all safety, prevention, employee assistance, health promotion, and medical wellness providers Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention Adult misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. Such misuse is often due to the need to manage pain, enhance productivity and attentiveness, and enhance or manage energy, restlessness, or fatigue. These issues of well-being can benefit from education and training in health consciousness. By health consciousness, I mean the ongoing ability to pay attention...

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