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Senior Level Commitment

Aligning and gaining support across leadership is an important step in driving a successful internal SUDs program. It is critical for Senior Leaders to understand:

  • The SUD Epidemic
  • How SUDs potentially impact the organization
  • Why education and support are important
  • How and when you provide support

Senior Leadership should be key communicators for your SUDs program. Some activities they can lead around SUDs are as follows:

  • Sending an introductory email to the organization
  • Presenting at a Town Hall Meeting (see Communicating the State of Epidemic section)
  • Attending Manager Team Meeting(s)
  • Participating in Recovery Month
  • Utilizing national & local resources to customize support

Here is an example of a CEO letter and Words Matter materials

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