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Cost of Addiction in the Workplace

  • June 03, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center, Fargo ND


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Cost of Addiction in the Workplace

Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Presented by:

Judge Ralph Erickson, Dr. Barrie March,  David Bossart, attorney at law, and Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions, ShareHouse. 


Please register by Tuesday, May 27th by visiting and clicking on "Event Registration"


Program Summary

Panelists Judge Ralph Erickson, Dr. Barrie March and David Bossart, Attorney at Law will discuss the “Cost of Addiction”.  Each brings their own unique knowledge and experience to share.  Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions at ShareHouse will serve as moderator.  Why is this discussion important to Human Resource Professionals?  77% of illicit drug users work; more than 60% of adults know someone who has reported to work under the influences of alcohol or drugs; alcoholism is estimated to cause 500 million lost workdays annually and there is more to the story.

Learning Objectives:

1.Understand the direct and indirect costs of addiction to employers.

2.Understand the impact addiction has on the community.

3.Understand the disease of addiction.

4.Understand the need for treatment of this disease.

Speaker Biographies

Judge Ralph Erickson serves this community on the federal bench.  He also serves as Vice President of the ShareHouse Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Barrie March serves as Medical Director of ShareHouse.  He practiced internal medicine at MeritCare for many years before joining the staff of Pracs.

David Bossart, attorney at law, has served this community throughout his career.  The Bossart Law firm focuses on personal injury law.

Cindy Simmer, Director of Admissions, ShareHouse, has served the mental health and chemical dependency population throughout her career.


Re-certification Credit

This session is pending approval for 1.0 HR (General) credit hours toward PHR/SPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.


Spinach Salad

Caribbean Grilled Pork Loin

Green Beans Amandine

Over Roasted Potatoes

Dinner Rolls & Butter

Coffee, Tea, and Milk

Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $20 charge per meeting.

Student non-members: Please email if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.


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