Robert A. Mines
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Robert A. Mines
The Opioid Epidemic: Human Resources Implications and Solutions
Evergreen A Conference Room - 11:15 am


Robert A. Mines, Ph.D., is the Chairman and a psychologist at Mines and Associates. MINES is a national business psychology firm with two divisions: Organizational Psychology and Health Psychology. Dr. Mines and the firm have worked with the entire range of mental health and substance use concerns plus people who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes, depression, and others, applying psychology to improve health outcomes. The firm provides specialty behavioral health PPO networks, managed care and EAP services. Dr. Mines was an associate professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. He has published professional articles and presented at international and national meetings on topics such as the opioid epidemic, organizational change and break-through projects, succession planning, positive psychology, strategic alliances, work stress, impairment at work, ethical issues, substance abuse and eating disorder treatment, health and wellness, emotional intelligence and leadership and other topics.

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The Opioid Epidemic: Human Resources Implications and Solutions
Co-Presented with Ron Wilcoxson

The opioid epidemic has spread throughout the country. This led to a significant rise in heroin addiction on the streets as prescription drugs are harder to get. With the ACA allowing children up to the age of 26 to still be on their parents’ insurance, a revolving door in drug treatment and relapse is occurring with no patient consequences. Predatory facilities in drug/alcohol treatment are charging up to $4,000 per UA when they should cost less than $40. HR challenges in this arena: egregious costs, ADA and FMLA considerations, personnel management issues, and benefit design flaws that are being exploited.

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