A far too common issue for employers is substance use among employees and potential employees. The Columbia Montour Chamber and other Chambers of Commerce have advocated for state-level reforms to specifically address the opioid crisis, and it also is working to deal with these issues at the local level as a part of United in Recovery. Coordinated by the United Way of Columbia and Montour County, United in Recovery is a coalition of local agencies with a goal of preventing abuse and addiction of opioids and other substances in Columbia and Montour counties. Committees are working in areas of education, law & order, and treatment and recovery.
In developing educational resources for employers and the general public, a brief survey has been developed to assess the current practices of local employers. Members are being asked to complete this survey by Friday, Aug. 10. Feel free to share the survey link with other local employers.