A Message from Executive Director Tom Gunning on Recovery Week
I thank everyone for joining us to combat substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issues in the industry. The construction industry has one of the highest rates of overdoses and suicides - nearly twice the rate of any other occupation.
But there is hope. Recovery Week has undoubtedly spread more awareness of the SUD and mental health issues impacting our industry and the entire nation, and I’ve spoken to several workers who have already sought help after attending. BTEA Northeast will continue to combat the substance use disorder and mental health crisis for our members and the industry.