Presentation Title

The Heroin and Opioid Epidemic: Awareness, Impact and Safety Solutions

About the Presentation

While the opioid epidemic has focused on the number of individuals dying, approximately 2/3 of those with SUD are in actively in the workforce. This session will review identification, management and safety planning for SUD prevention and intervention.  Applications will be drawn to impact issues such as workers compensation, productivity, and related issues.

Kenneth J. Martz, PsyD MBA, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Presenter Biography

Kenneth J. Martz, Psy.D. CAS. is a licensed psychologist and the Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has worked in treatment and management of special populations including criminal justice clients in community corrections and in prison settings for the past 20 years. Dr. Martz has also worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential and therapeutic communities providing treatment of addictions including gambling. 

Dr. Martz has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College, a Master’s of Business Administration from Argosy University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. He holds each of the 3 national certifications in gambling treatment. He has a number of publications and international presentations in the addictions treatment field.