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Destigmatizing and Treating Addiction in the Workplace
Evidence-based solutions to support struggling colleagues
2020 took its toll on everyone’s mental health.
And for those suffering from substance use disorder (or those with a loved one who struggles), the past year has been even harder.
It’s difficult to address and support individuals who are impacted by addiction. It’s even more difficult when those individuals are your colleagues.
Between keeping your conversations legally compliant, managing lost productivity, and budgeting the medical spend, working with an employee who suffers from addiction or someone with a close family member who is impacted by addiction is something nobody wants to go through.
But unfortunately, most HR professionals will experience it at some point in their career.
In this webinar, Dr. Sherwani will discuss the science of habit formation as well as today’s leading addiction care solutions. From Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), HR Morning readers will leave this webinar with proven strategies to help them combat addiction in their organization.
We’ll discuss the vital things employers need to understand about addiction, including:
- Why we need to destigmatize addiction – and how to do it
- How to support an employee who suffers from addiction
- The significant costs – both financially and personally – that addiction has in a workplace
- The importance of individually tailored treatment
- And more
Yusuf Sherwani, MD, CEO & Co-Founder (BIO)
Yusuf Sherwani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quit Genius, the world’s first technology-enabled digital clinic for multiple addictions. Together with his colleagues Maroof Ahmed and Sarim Siddiqui, Dr. Sherwani developed a vision for the technology driven addiction treatment platform. Today the company has helped over 60,000 people quit their addictions.
A medical doctor by training and a technology enthusiast at heart, Yusuf is seen as an innovator operating at the intersection of healthcare, technology and design. With a medical degree from Imperial College London, Yusuf has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed studies on behavioral health and substance addictions. He was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, 2018 as well as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.
Michelle Coussens owns Plan B Consulting, founded in 2005 and focused on business planning; market analysis; competitive intelligence; and training for the American Management Association and NeighborWorks(R) America. She has published more than 100 monthly issues of her newsletter, Planning Possibilities, distributed worldwide to more than 3,500 contacts. She also holds an Illinois life/health insurance license and is an independent sales associate for Aflac.While consulting, Michelle became the Dean of the School of Business at Kendall College. She built and managed all aspects of the School, including faculty and curriculum selection and assessment, as well as program development. She then went on to complete an engagement at Capsim Management Simulations, Inc., where, reporting to the president, she initiated marketing and sales strategies and processes.
While at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Michelle began teaching at DePaul University. Earlier, she spent 15 years working at CNA Financial. She has performed technical roles, run operations, developed new products, and published applied research regarding financial literacy.In 2012, she was appointed to the prestigious Northwestern Council of 100 and became the founding chair of the Illinois Diversity Council Board of Directors. In 2013, she also became a founding advisory board member for Guidestar.org. She is a member of The Executives Club of Chicago, Chicago Step Up, and Chicago SHRM.Ms. Coussens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from DePaul University.Specialties: Significant industry experience in financial services, consulting, education, and not-for-profit organizations. Particular expertise and success in business/strategic planning, sales and marketing, program development, project management, business controls, corporate training, market research, and academia.
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