Substance Use Disorder:
From Stigma to Wellness
From Stigma to Wellness
Webinar DescriptionSubstance misuse has been on the rise, and COVID-19 has only amplified the problem. Many of the substance use behaviors amplified during the pandemic have become the damaging habits and addictions of today, negatively impacting health and interrupting pathways to wellness.
The stigma surrounding addiction and substance use disorders in the U.S. contributes to a health equity gap that costs $232 billion in health care costs annually. Which populations have seen the deepest impact when it comes to substance use disorders, and what does it mean for employers, public health and individuals?
Dr. Yusuf Sherwani will address the importance of destigmatization plus issues of access, care quality and health equity on the journey to corporate and individual wellness. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the cost of addiction and the shortcomings of traditional treatment approaches with proven strategies to help them combat and overcome addiction in their organizations.
Learning ObjectivesFollowing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of destigmatizing addiction, and understand that substance use disorders are not a moral failing or character flaw, but a chronic disease that can be managed with medical treatment.
- Comprehend the scope and impact of substance use disorders on public and societal health; learn about overcoming barriers to access quality care; and see why addiction is one of the most significant drivers of medical spend in the corporate world.
- Understand that traditional treatment pathways aren’t working, and learn about the role of medication assisted treatment in providing effective, accessible, holistic treatment for substance use disorders.
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Yusuf Sherwani, MD, CEO & Co-Founder, Quit GeniusDr. Yusef Sherwani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quit Genius, the world’s first technology-enabled digital clinic for multiple addictions. Together with his physician colleagues, Dr. Sherwani developed a vision for the technology driven addiction treatment platform. Today the company has helped over 60,000 people quit their addictions. A medical doctor by training and a technology enthusiast at heart, Yusuf is seen as an innovator operating at the intersection of healthcare, technology and design. With a medical degree from Imperial College London, Yusuf has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed studies on behavioral health and substance addictions. He was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2018 as well as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.