TIA Proactive In Helping With the Opioid Epidemic

TIA Proactive In Helping With the Opioid Epidemic

L&L Freight Services, Inc. is a proud member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).  Brian Evans, President of L&L, currently serves as the Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors.  L&L and TIA recognize the deadly epidemic of opioid addiction that is plaguing our nation.  TIA is making efforts to help members be aware of this epidemic and provide information and assistance to them and their employees.  This is a portion of the information published by the TIA:

Transportation Intermediaries Association and the Addiction Policy Forum’s Employer Initiative

Addiction by the Numbers

  • An estimated 68,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2018.
  • Of the 21 million Americans with an untreated substance use disorder, 75% are in the workforce.
  • More than half of employers say they have been negatively affected by substance use disorder, costing the American economy over $1 trillion.
  • Substance use disorders cost employers over $80 billion a year in lost productivity, healthcare, and job turnover.

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) offers a unique, evidence-based set of materials to help address substance use disorders in the workplace.

Our helpline, 1-833-TIA-SPPT (1-833-842-7778), is available 9-5, Monday-Sunday with access to licensed clinical professionals and treatment referrals to answer your every need.

TIA is the first association to offer this free resource to its membership in efforts to address this national epidemic.

The partnership will include educational materials that TIA members can share with their employees, along with access to 24/7 alcohol and drug helpline staffed by counselors and an evidence-based smartphone app for individuals seeking additional recovery support.  The helpline will also allow employees to receive advice when dealing with an employee they suspect is having a substance abuse problem.

Chairman of the TIA Board of Directors, Brian Evans, was quoted saying, “I believe this is a tremendous benefit to all our member companies.  Most likely, businesses currently have, or have had, a team member with an addiction problem.”

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