Dr. Quinella Minix (USA)
PLENARY

Name
Dr. Quinella Minix

Degree
Doctor of Education in Counselling

Company
Gellequin Associates, Inc

Presentation Title
Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction Epidemic in the workplace

Content Focus Area
Organisational Level
Workplace stakeholder management

Biographical information related to the topic
I have worked in behavioural health for over 20 years. My expertise in substance abuse ranges from community-based organizations, EAPs, universities and substance abuse treatment centers. I am currently the Executive Director of a for profit Drug Treatment Center in Houston Texas. I have taught addiction and substance abuse courses on the graduate level (Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree). I have a Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Counseling with the following credentials Licensed Professional Counselor (Approved Supervisor), Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Nationally Certified Counselor, Board Certified Coach (Executive, Career, & Life Designations).

Abstract
As the Opioid Epidemic grows in our workplace will began to be affected. The drug addiction in the workplace goes unnoticed because most managers are not trained to identify use or impairment in the workplace. This lack of knowledge can lead to injuries or fatalities in the workplace. This presentation will help the attendee to identify signs and symptoms, how to assess use and abuse, and best treatment practices. This epidemic has affected every workplace demographic and the workplace needs to be equipped to deal with it.

Session Description
Are you interested in learning more about the Opioid Crisis and Addiction in the Workplace? As the crisis grows, the employees are more susceptible to safety issues to that lead to fatalities. Come and learn how to identify and assess employees so that you may refer them to the best treatment to eradicate this epidemic in our workplaces.

Learning Objective 1
1. The attendee will be able to identify the effects of Opioid Crisis & Drug Addiction in the workplace. 2. The attendee will be able to identify use and Addiction in the workplace. 3. The Attendee will be able to appropriately assess the client for use and addiction. 4. The attendee will know the current trends of Opioid Crisis and drug addiction. 5. The attendee will understand best practices in treating the crisis.
Learning Objective 2
The attendee will learn the effects of Opioid Crisis & Drug Addiction in the workplace.
Learning Objective 3
The Attendee will be able to appropriately assess the client for use and addiction.

Audience Level
Intermediate