Commerce Chenango in partnership with Chenango Health Network and UHS Chenango
Memorial will present a workshop titled “Substance Abuse in the Workplace” on Friday, November 2,2018 at Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.

Goals of the workshop include: understanding drug abuse and related harms; recognizing the signs of an abuse problem; identifying the harmful effects of substance abuse in the workplace; learning the requirements of policy and the law; and discussing effective steps to assist employees in getting help,while protecting other workers and the organization.

“While many may think substance abuse takes place at home or on the streets, employers are increasingly encountering this pervasive problem in the workplace,” says Steve Craig, president and CEO of Commerce Chenango. “It’s important for business leaders and human resources personnel to be educated and prepared so that if and when substance abuse issues arise, they can address them effectively.”

Attorney Dawn J. Lanouette, of Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP, will serve as the keynote speaker. The panel speakers will be: Ruth Roberts, LCSW-R, Director of Community Services at Chenango County Community Mental Hygiene Services; Matt Skojec, LCMW-R, Program Coordinator for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services at Chenango County Community Mental Hygiene Services; Alan Wilmarth,Administrative Director of Behavioral Health at UHS Hospitals; and Julia Hunter, MD, Assistant Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at UHS.

Attendees should register by October 31 at or by calling 334-1400. The cost to attend is $20 for Commerce Chenango chamber members and $25 for non-members. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. and the program runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.Organized in 1959, Commerce Chenango is a not-for-profit community based organization dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Chenango County and the surrounding area.

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