Opioids in Construction

Opioid Awareness Training

Connect with our team to learn more about implementing this training at your workplace.

 


Opioid Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –

1-800-663-HELP (4357)

https://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/

Time 2 Act MO

https://time2actmissouri.com/resource-links

Prevent+Ed (previously NCADA)

https://prevented.org/resource-topic/opioids/

Learn to COPE –

508-738-5148

www.learn2cope.org/

SHATTERPROOF™ –

1-800-597-2557

www.shatterproof.org/treatment/Substance-Use-Disorder-Treatment

Iowa Region of NA–

https://iowa-na.org/

Your Life Iowa –

Call: (855) 581-8111; Text: (855) 895-8398

https://yourlifeiowa.org/drugs

In The Rooms –

Missouri:https://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/na/mo

Iowa: https://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/na/ia

Iowa Department of Public Health – Programs and Services

https://idph.iowa.gov/substance-abuse/programs

 

Communication Tips For the Worksite:

Directness: Give direct feedback about substance use and problems that you observe.

“I don’t know if you’re struggling with [alcohol, pills, etc.], but you seem pretty out of it.”

Understanding: Be warm, respectful and understanding.

“I know you have a lot going on, but I don’t want things to get worse.”

Ownership: Acknowledge that responsibility for change is theirs and be encouraging.

“It’s up to you, but I know you can kick this thing.”

Offer some options:

“There’s an AA meeting at the union hall.”

 

Tips for the Doctors Office:

  • Ask if prescribed medication is an opioid
  • Talk about substances you or your family members may struggle with
  • Describe your work and ask if medications could be unsafe at work
  • Ask about alternatives to opioids, including physical therapy and skills for pain management