Employees should be as comfortable asking for stigma-free help for substance use disorder (SUD) and tobacco use disorder, as they would be for diabetes or any other condition. Recovery support services, which often come at little to no cost to the employer, can help employees to find solutions for personal barriers to recovery, and allow them to fully invest in their own health and wellness.
You will learn:
- Information about the substance use disorder crisis in New Jersey;
- How to eradicate stigma through changes in culture; and
- Free/low-cost resources for SUD recovery and smoking/vaping cessation
Connie Greene, MA, CAS, CSW, CPS – Senior Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery. Greene has worked for RWJBarnabas Health since 1993. In her role as Vice President, Connie oversees the daily operations and staff of IFPR’s state-wide prevention and intervention programs. Under her leadership, IFPR has become a leader in the state in the delivery of behavioral health, drug and alcohol, and addiction prevention and intervention services. IFPR is widely recognized for their training and educational programs for schools, agencies, businesses and health care organizations.
Michael Litterer, Vice President, Prevention and Recovery, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery. Litterer oversees all programs and services implemented at IFPR by a team of highly skilled and incredibly passionate staff of professionals. A Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Prevention Specialist, he holds a degree in Public Health from William Patterson University and has over 18 years of experience in the field of prevention, early intervention and recovery.