September Sneak Peek: Opioid Abuse and Your NH Business

by Pat Hammond on Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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We're not a "drug infested den"

This month's sneak peek is a super timely public health workshop for small business owners called "How does Opioid Misuse Affect Your Business?"

A few months ago Dean Kamen was quoted as saying that the drug situation is the biggest challenge facing business growth in New Hampshire.

He was right.  

Every night, news of the latest overdose shown against a bucolic backdrop of rolling hills and church steeples flashes across the screen on the national news.  

It's the kind of thing that stops people from starting or expanding their business in New Hampshire.  It causes people to move their families to "safer" places, and it makes it difficult for businesses to attract skilled employees.

If you are a business owner and are concerned about how addiction affects your business this free workshop, co-sponsored by the Capital Area Public Health Network and the Center for Health Promotion, will help you learn how the opioid crisis impacts your small business.

The workshop will be held 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 21st at the Center for Health Promotion, 49 South Main St., Concord, NH 03301. For more information/RSVP please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-does-opioid-misuse-affect-your-business-tickets-35021872363?aff=es2

In addition to the upcoming workshop, the Capital Area Public Health Network also has several resources for small business owners looking for help with creating a drug-free workplace or information about the impact of drugs in the work place.

President Trump may have called us a "drug infested den," but the truth is New Hampshire is a state of communities and it is because of the strength of our communities we will beat this challenge.   For more information about programs and resources, including helpline information, please visit drugfreenh.org or anyoneanytime.org.

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