110 Haverhill Road
Building C, 2nd Floor
Amesbury, MA 01913 United States
Boston North Technology Park
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EDT)


Free and open only to members of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

Event Details

Business & Breakfast programs are a complimentary benefit available to all members of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. Our programs seek to connect businesses not just with each other, but with resources and information that will support their growth and success. Space is limited, please register in advance by clicking above or by contacting us at info@amesburychamber.com or calling 978-388-3178.

It’s no secret that Substance Use Disorders are a problem that people are grappling with in communities across the US. While much focus has been placed on how substance misuse and addiction can impact individuals and families, far less attention is given to how this issue can impact businesses of all sizes. Of adults with Substance Use Disorders (SUD), 75% are in the workforce. For many businesses, employees battling SUD are valued members of the team, but employers often go unaware of the personal battle that their employee may be fighting. 

The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to be made up of businesses that value their employees’ health. This is why we have invited Tom Goris of Banyan Treatment Center to present on this topic, including: 

-The status of Substance Use Disorders in the overall population
-Identifying physical and behavioral symptoms in employees
-How to approach an employee -How to provide support
-Developing and implementing policies that follow state and federal laws

More about Tom Goris: 

Tom Goris holds a full certification as an ARISE® family interventionist and started working in the Behavioral Health field as a consultant for a non-profit organization. Throughout his career, Tom's been known for giving back to the recovery community especially with his work as co-creator of the project "I Am Not Anonymous,” whose content was nominated for a local Emmy Award in 2016. His effort to humanize recovery in the public eye further earned recognition from the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. As a former Regional Vice President of Business Development for a NJ-based treatment center, he brings a wealth of experience with helping people in need.

Refreshments will be provided.

Business & Breakfast programs are complimentary as a benefit of membership with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited, please register in advance by clicking HERE or by contacting us at info@amesburychamber.com or calling 978-388-3178.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Phil DeCologero
Contact Organization:
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce
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