Michael Laskoff Issues Call to Action for Business Community
"Business leaders: make quality, accessible treatment for heavy drinking available to every employee today. No area of healthcare is more poised for drastic change that you have the power to implement."
Michael Laskoff, Annum's CEO, describes the moral and economic imperative that heavy drinking poses for American employers in commentary running in a column entitled, "We Can’t Wait for the Government to Solve America’s Drinking Problem." Writes Michael:
"While the government has a role to play in addressing this epidemic, simply expanding access to traditional forms of care is not the answer. There are almost 15,000 rehab facilities in the United States and most use a formulaic approach that has changed little over the last 70 years....
"I’m calling on business leaders to take a proactive approach: Make quality, accessible treatment for heavy drinking available to every employee today. No area of health care is more poised for drastic change that you have the power to implement.
"When you treat heavy drinking as a workforce development issue—and deliver better solutions in your own workplace—your employees will lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. And when that happens, everyone wins."