Transforming Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment for the Betterment of All

Publication: American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

February 27, 2024

Substance use disorders, or SUDs, have been on a steady rise in the workplace. In fact, 70.4% of all adults with an alcohol or illicit drug use disorder are employed. It’s also staggering to think that 10% to 15% of those in healthcare will misuse substances during their lifetime. Whether it be the lasting effects of being on the front line throughout the pandemic or the changing family and socioeconomic dynamics facing our communities, we must look at this not as an individual problem but rather as a problem gripping us all that needs attention now more than ever. We invite you to participate in this vital discussion on how the treatment of substance use disorders are being reimagined for the benefit of employees and the overall health of the organizations tasked with their well-being.


  1. The importance of immediate and ongoing discreet, inclusive, and affordable support making it easier and more welcoming for those willing to take the first step.
  2. Understanding the financial impact that substance use disorder could be having on your bottom line and how to design a SUD benefit plan that helps address the unique needs of healthcare professionals.
  3. How Contigo Health’s partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford and Lionrock Recovery is changing treatment by meeting the member where they are through in-person or virtual, at home care allowing them to continue with their work and family responsibilities.

*Courtesy of American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)