Opioid Epidemic and How It Impacts Business

Welcome to Inside the Chamber. I’m Nicki Anderson, the President/CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Today our show will focus on the Opioid Crisis and how it affects business.

According to the Council of Economic Advisors – the opioid drug problem has reached crisis levels in the United States – in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died of a drug overdose involving opioids. CEA estimates that in 2015, the economic cost of the opioid crisis was $504 billion, or 2.8 percent of GDP that year. This is over six times larger than the most recently estimated economic cost of the epidemic.

Our guest panel includes:
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, State of Illinois
Matt Quinn, Rosecrance
Karen J. Ayala, DuPage County Health Department

State of Illinois
Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti is the 47th and current Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Her term began January 12, 2015. Prior to being elected alongside Governor Bruce Rauner on November 4, 2014, she served on the Wheaton City Council

Rosecrance
Life is Waiting
At Rosecrance, we understand how addiction and mental health issues can affect your life and the lives of those you care about. Recovery requires a practical approach.

We can help.

Rosecrance is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and the best evidence-based practices to treat substance use disorder and mental health issues. We’re focused on one thing: Providing the best opportunity for lasting recovery. Life’s waiting.

DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department promotes physical and emotional health; prevents illness, injury and disability: protects health from environmental risk factors: and strives to assure the provision of accessible, quality service.


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