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Professors Frey and Cloeren present on intersection of work and opioid use disorder and recovery

Earlier this spring, Drs. Marianne Cloeren, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine, and Jodi Frey, UM School of Social Work, presented on workforce development for individuals in recovery from substance use disorders during The Opioid Operational Command Center’s second annual Best Practices Conference held on 3/16/21.

The presentation, entitled “Workplace PROSPER: Partnering to Reduce Opioid Stigma and Promote Employment Recovery,” outlined the important role of the workforce system in helping people with opioid use disorders (OUD) obtain and maintain employment, and supporting employers as they respond to the opioid crisis.

Drs. Cloeren and Frey are Co-Principal Investigators on multiple related research studies and projects aimed at addressing the barriers to employment faced by adults in recovery from OUD in Baltimore City and throughout the State of Maryland. These projects focus on the intersection of work and recovery, with support not only for patients in recovery from OUD but also employers who want to learn and do more to support employees in recovery as they obtain and sustain meaningful employment and safety. For more information on these efforts, visit PROSPER - University of Maryland, Baltimore.



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