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All Day Happy Hour: Is our health and productivity at risk?

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Laurie Healy
Laurie Healy Consulting, Owner

Laurie is a Recovery Coach, Peer Recovery Specialist and a family member of loved ones in recovery. Using evidence-based best practices informed by CRAFT, Invitation to Change, and Motivational Interviewing, she works with individuals and their and families to help them better understand how to navigate and heal from the disease of addiction. Prior to her work now, she spent 25 years working for multiple startup companies in Minnesota and Silicon Valley.

Chris Aburime
Sober Theory, President / Co-founder

Chris Aburime is President & Co-founder of Sober Theory, a company that creates practical solutions for professionals and entrepreneurs to reach sobriety and thrive.

Jeffrey Sawyer
The Remedy, CEO

I am the cofounder and CEO of The Remedy and bring decades of psychiatry experience to our practice, including work with patients at organizations such as Minnesota Alternatives, Alltyr Clinic, Allina Health, and North Memorial Healthcare. I earned my A.B. in Psychology from Brown University before moving on to S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine for my M.D., Hennepin County Medical Center for Family Medicine training and received my psychiatric training at Mayo Clinic. I am board certified in Adult and Addiction Psychiatry with previous board certification in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine.

My career journey has also included training in integrative medicine, Mind-Body Medicine certification from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Mindfulness, Yoga, and EMDR.

We all need to escape, let off stream, reset. Coping strategies vary widely, but data shows that during this pandemic, we are turning to alcohol in large numbers to alleviate our stress. In fact, over 1 in 3 individuals say they are likely to drink more alcohol in isolation, compared to their typical workspace. We’ll take a closer look at the why behind this behavior, and how it may be putting the health, innovation and productivity of ourselves and our organizations at risk. Questioning your own use or that of others around you? Looking for more insight or resources on this topic? This is a safe space for discussion and a forum for people to bring their questions to the virtual table.