Thank you to Indiana Workforce Recovery partner, Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative Indiana (RALI) for providing these convenient kits that allow for safe disposal of unused medications, thereby preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment. If your organization is interested in receiving kits, please contact Mike Thibideau at MThibideau@indianachamber.com.
In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.
The mission of the initiative is to empower the business community to play a lead role by educating and guiding employers through the steps they can take to help their workers.
The effects of drug abuse on Hoosiers, their families and communities are indisputable and devastating. In 2016 alone, nearly 500 Hoosiers died of an opioid overdose, according to data released by the Indiana State Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says opioid misuse has a staggering $1.5 billion direct impact on the state’s annual economy, and identifies 58% of those suffering from drug addiction as being employed.