EAPA Lone Star

The Addiction Crisis Discussion … recent trends with opiate addiction in the US and in the workplace.

  • 15 Nov 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Stacy Furniture and Design (Community Room on Third Floor) 1900 S. MAIN ST. GRAPEVINE, TX 76051


  • First time attendees are no charge.

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Professional Development Guest Speaker


Lisa A. Hinson, LCDC, Certified ARISE Family Systems Interventionist

Topic: The Addiction Crisis Discussion

      … recent trends with opiate addiction in the US and in the workplace.  

The current US administration has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency while highlighting that the opioid epidemic has affected more than 2 million Americans nationwide.

Drug addiction and the opioid crisis claim the lives of an estimated 175 people every day.  Overdoses from prescription drugs have killed 200,000 people since 2000 and more than 500,000 have succumbed to overdoses of all kinds during the same period.

The federal government plans to waive some 1960s-era regulations, giving states more flexibility in how they use federal funds to help treatment of addiction. Is it enough? What more can be done?

What about the impact in the workplace? Employees spend the majority of their lives at work. Could new workplace drug policies aid in the opioid crisis?

A recent National Safety Council study found that while 71% of employers feel drug dependency is a disease to be treated. However, 65% of employers see it as a cause for termination and another 43% feel it is a signal the employee cannot be trusted.

Although nearly 70% of employers have been impacted by prescription drug abuse, less than 20 percent of workplaces feel prepared to deal with the consequences.

While many employers do have drug policies, the National Safety Council study found 81% of those policies are incomplete citing that 76% of companies fail to provide training to identify prescription drug or opioid abuse in the workplace.

Join the discussion as Lisa Hinson provides updates on the current opiate trend and guides the conversation about this timely issue.

 About the Speaker

Lisa Hinson is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified ARISE Interventionist and Certified Offender Educator with over 15 years’ experience in Substance Abuse field.  She is a recognized speaker locally and nationally for trends in drug use and new developments in the field of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.  She has presented to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Employees Assistance Professionals Association, the Labor Assistance Professionals, UT Southwestern, UNT Parkland Hospital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Value Options, Humana and Cigna.  Lisa has a passion and commitment to recovery due to her own personal experience which has translated into compassion for her clients and their families. 

She is a Clinical Representative for Starlite Recovery Center, a division of CRC Health Corporation, where she provides professional and clinical support through community relations, educational outreach and clinical interventions in the fields of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.   From providing direct client care to speaking at the local, state and national levels, her passion continues to be helping those who are still suffering from substance abuse.

Professional affiliations include NAADAC, EAPA, and Texas Association of Addiction Professionals where she was Past President.

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