Ron Wilcoxson
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Ron Wilcoxson
The Opioid Epidemic: Human Resources Implications and Solutions
Evergreen A Conference Room - 11:15 am


Ron Wilcoxson is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a degree in psychology, also completing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Over the past 30 years he has honed his assessment skills in positions as Director of Intake for a large corporate psychiatric hospital, and 20 years of emergency room intake and assessment. As part of the emergency psychiatric experience, he became very familiar with all forms of addiction and the devastating effects on both the patient and the surrounding support system. Currently, he holds the position of Case Manager for Mines and Associates while also leading trainings and workshops on depression as well as the training of corporate management to recognize mental illness in the workplace. Outside of work Ron enjoys taking advantage of the Colorado mountains, making music, and being servant to his 3-year-old Lab/Weimaraner dog. 

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

The Opioid Epidemic: Human Resources Implications and Solutions
Co-Presented with Robert A. Mines

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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