Employers Gather for Conference on Opioids and Drug Abuse

A room full of representatives from several area employers received training and information on several opioid-related topics at the United in Recovery Employer Conference held earlier this month at Geisinger’s Hood Center and organized by the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties

Sponsors of the event included the Chamber, Pine Barn Inn, Henry Dunn Insurance and Geisinger

The event featured several speakers and breakout sessions on topics such as signs and symptoms of substance misuse, hiring people in recovery, supervisor training and stigma reduction, drug testing in a drug-free workplace, and more. The lunch keynote address was given by Jason Snyder, the regional director of strategic partnerships at Pinnacle Treatment Centers and a former member of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. He shared his story about substance abuse, which greatly affected both him and his family. 

For more information on United in Recovery, visit its website or contact the United Way at 570-784-3134.