Addressing Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Addressing Addiction and Substance Misuse

Removing Addiction Stigma

As a leading workers’ compensation and disability insurer, we know employers can play a critical role in removing addiction stigma to help their employees live healthy, happy lives.
Addressing Addiction and Substance Misuse

Responding to a National Crisis

Stigma continues to hinder efforts to end the ongoing opioid crisis. We continue to partner with nonprofits in providing education to break down addiction stigma and offer resources to further treatment and recovery.
Innovative Academic Partnership To Make a Difference

Innovative Academic Partnership To Make a Difference

We’re partnering with Yale University’s Program in Addiction Medicine to provide a new, one-of-a-kind training on addiction, pain management and stigma to more U.S. medical providers who treat injured workers. This partnership is based on our experience that clinicians play a vital role in preventing and treating substance misuse.
“Science and empathy are both critical to addressing the ongoing opioid crisis, and the unique training developed as part of our partnership has both. By partnering with an internationally recognized leader in evidence-based treatment, we are advancing stigma-free education and compassionate care to help more working Americans return to active, productive lives following an injury.”
Creating Change Through Public Policy

Creating Change Through Public Policy

We believe efforts at all levels of government and the business community are necessary to fight the ongoing opioid crisis.
In states across the country, we’re advocating for reforms proven to work, such as:
  • Adoption of robust drug formularies
  • Mandatory physician and provider education
  • Opioid prescription restrictions
  • Stronger drug monitoring programs
Erasing the Stigma: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Erasing the Stigma: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

To better understand how the U.S. business community can help end the opioid crisis, we partnered with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on an educational event.
Click the image to watch a replay of the event featuring The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO.

In the News

Connecticut Insider: The Hartford, Yale Expand Medical-provider Training on Addiction, Pain and Stigma
Hartford Business Journal: Ending a Vicious Cycle: The Hartford’s Partnership With Yale Seeks To Help Businesses Combat Addiction, Pain and Stigma
U.S. News & World Report: The Heavy Toll of Opioids on America’s Labor Force
Carrier Management: A Crisis Within a Crisis: How COVID-19 Is Driving the Opioid Epidemic