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Four-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former US Drug Czar, To Report "Drugs In The Workplace -- Understated National Crisis" At Teamsters Health & Benefits Forum Fri., Nov. 8, 10:30 AM At NYC Grand Hyatt
Date:11/1/2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General (Ret) and former U.S. Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey will report on "Drugs in the Workplace— Understated National Crisis," at the 20th Annual Health and Benefits Exposition, at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017.  He will speak to the conference in the featured presentation at 10:30 AM in the Imperial Room and at 11:30 will greet and offer brief comments to nearly 400 participants and over 50 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, one floor up.

General McCaffrey said he will discuss the national substance abuse crisis as a health issue that has enormous national implications on employer productivity, work stability, the economy, families, and crime.  He will point to statistics showing $200 billion in lost productivity due to substance abuse, and will report that over 20 million Americans need but do not receive treatment according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

General McCaffrey congratulated Andy Johnson, Administrator of the Teamster Center Services Fund and organizer of the conference, union leaders including Teamsters General President James Hoffa, New York City Joint Council President George Miranda and the leaders of many unions from all over the country represented at the Expo.  The Fund is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the expo.  McCaffrey called it "a national model program to assure employee assistance, behavioral health management, and health and workplace benefits to 20 Teamster unions in the metropolitan New York area."  The program serves 28,000 families.  In addition, McCaffrey noted the importance of bringing together benefits and plans from a variet
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