March 9, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ivy Tech Community College, Riverfront Campus - Business Conference Center, 4th Floor
50 Walnut St.
IN 47025
Erin Klaus-Morse

Data shows that the workplace is the most powerful and effective environment for directing individuals to assistance, and every business has a desire to retain and assist valuable talent. With over 200,000 Hoosiers suffering from substance use disorder currently employed and over 800,000 Hoosiers struggling with illicit drug use, employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

On March 9, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

This is a continuation of the popular event series from 2019, which saw over 600 business participants attend events around the state, 95% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization, and ranked the program at a 4.5 out of five in overall quality.

The knowledge, experience and resources gained in this session will help employers address the full spectrum of substance misuse issues from recreational marijuana or alcohol abuse to severe opioid use disorder.

As a participant in this event series you will receive:

  • Strategies for intervention, assistance, and retention
  • Legal guidance for navigating regulations including: ADA, FMLA, and Indiana Substance Use Treatment Law
  • Best practice for effective partnership with regional treatment and recovery supports
  • Real life examples of success and empathy exercises
  • Complimentary prescription disposal kits for your workplace (up to 600)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

4.75 SHRM and 5.0 HRCI credits will be provided.


This event runs from 8:30am-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30pm-2:30pm. They are free of charge for employers and space is not limited, so participants may elect to come for all or part of the day. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


If you would like to learn about participating as an free exhibitor, or have any questions about the event please contact Erin Klaus-Morse, Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or (317) 919-6462.


  • Registration and refreshments
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Amy Adolay, Partner, Krieg DeVault
  • Lunch break
  • Innovation at Work Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Mike Thibideau
    • Panelists from Belden, Centerstone, and local employers 
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health


The Wellness Council of Indiana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s top priority is the safety of its employees, members, investors and other partners/guests. We continue to monitor the impacts of the coronavirus, using the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Indiana State Department of Health in regard to any potential changes in workplace procedures or events/programs. There is a large volume of information being circulated about the coronavirus from a wide variety of sources. We encourage all organizations to use the guidance from these government agencies as the trusted resource for individual business decisions.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

ISDH: https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm