A Healthesystems publication

Summer 2016


FAST FOCUS: As the ongoing opioid epidemic gives way to an upsurge in heroin usage, we examine where the injured worker fits into this growing threat.

Addict. The term once conjured a bleak image of needles shared in back alleys or seedy apartments; a dehumanized view of a life stripped bare of everything that defined the individual prior to their addiction and replaced by a singular purpose – getting their next fix.

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