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Our Greatest Drug Epidemic

At a time when current studies show that 70% of employers have been impacted by prescription drugs and only 19% feel prepared to deal with prescription drug use, the epidemic is costing businesses in this country billions of dollars annually. This intensely informative presentation will leave you with an understanding unlike any other of the current epidemic along with the tools to move forward to protect your business, yourself and your employees from the effects of the greatest drug epidemic this country has ever experienced. Drug Free Workplace policies, Employee Assistance Programs and Safety Testing laws and regulations are often outdated and could never have contemplated as originally written the impact of the use of controlled substances on the workplace, not to mention the legalization of marijuana.

April 18th, 2019


Hilton Garden Inn
4070 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174




Session 1 Registration: 8:00am – 8:30am
Session 1: 8:30am – 11:00am
Refreshments & Networking: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2 Registration
Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Refreshments & Networking: 3:30pm – 4:30pm



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Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski

Judge Jodi was appointed by the Governor of the State of Michigan to the bench after serving as a Metro-Detroit felony prosecutor with a perfect trial record.
She now practices law focusing on, among other things, medical malpractice and business liabilities pertaining to substance use and abuse.
Judge Jodi has received numerous awards and appointments and has been named best speaker or presented as keynote/plenary speaker at such notable engagements as the International Conference on Opioids at Harvard Medical School, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the United States Probation Departments, numerous Automotive and Suppliers CEO Council meetings and conferences. She is a frequent guest on television and radio for Fox, NBC and CBS and has been featured in several documentaries including the PBS short, “Invisible Wounds” and the upcoming, “Needles in the Hay.”


Robert Stutman

Formerly “the most famous narc in America” (New York Magazine), made a 25-year career as one of America’s highest profile DEA Special Agents, five of which he worked undercover. As head of DEA’s largest office in the world, New York, Bob became so visible; Pablo Escobar had at one time targeted him for assassination.
He has been featured on numerous national television shows and has been a drug consultant for both CBS and PBS News. He has consulted on several films including Traffic, Training Day, Blow, and American Gangster. His autobiography, “Dead on Delivery” was published by Warner Books and was the basis for the television movie “Mob Justice”.
During his career with the DEA, Bob traveled to 73 countries, and met and discussed the drug issue with First Lady Nancy Reagan and two sitting Presidents; George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Bob provides presentations throughout the country annually to corporations, medical & dental professionals, schools and parents. Recent presentations include MD Anderson Cancer Hospital and the Florida Medical Association Opioid Summit as co-keynote speaker with Governor Rick Scott.


Key Issues

  • Current state of the controlled substance epidemic in the United States and Internationally
  • Impact of the use and misuse of controlled substances on the individual and family
  • Impact of the use and misuse of controlled substance on the business/employer
  • Shifting trends in substance abuse and the relationship with Drug Free Workplace Policies, Employee Assistance Programs and the EEOC
  • Status of the law and litigation (liability) relating to substance use and abuse in the workplace, drug screening and failure to train and inform with recommendations to cure liability
  • Policy updates and employee education including the basics on controlled substances, influencers on risk, the impact on the family, current substance abuse trends and more.