Wednesday November 8, 2023

Transforming Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment for the Betterment of All

Substance use disorders, or SUDs, have been on a steady rise in the workplace. In fact, 70.4% of all adults with an alcohol or illicit drug use disorder are employed. It’s also staggering to think that 10% to 15% of those in healthcare will misuse substances during their lifetime. Whether it be the lasting effects of being on the front line throughout the pandemic or the changing family and socioeconomic dynamics facing our communities, we must look at this not as an individual problem but rather as a problem gripping us all that needs attention now more than ever. We invite you to participate in this vital discussion on how the treatment of substance use disorders are being reimagined for the benefit of employees and the overall health of the organizations tasked with their well-being.

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  1. The importance of immediate and ongoing discreet, inclusive, and affordable support making it easier and more welcoming for those willing to take the first step.
  2. Understanding the financial impact that substance use disorder could be having on your bottom line and how to design a SUD benefit plan that helps address the unique needs of healthcare professionals.
  3. How Contigo Health’s partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford and Lionrock Recovery is changing treatment by meeting the member where they are through in-person or virtual, at home care allowing them to continue with their work and family responsibilities.


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00 FREE


1 (CHHR, ACHE Fellowship*, HRCI, SHRM) for live webinar attendees. 

*By attending the Transforming Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment for the Betterment of All live webinar offered by ASHHRA, participants may earn up to 1 ACHE Qualified Education hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.


Rob Devereaux

Rob Devereux
Outreach Manager
Hazelden Betty Ford

Rob Devereux represents Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s entire enterprise which includes: Prevention, Early Intervention, Treatment, Recovery Management, Graduate School for Addiction Studies, Butler Center for Research, Training and Consulting, Publishing, Mental Health, Advocacy, Youth and Family Programs, Philanthropy, and The Dan Anderson Renewal Center.

Rob has over a decade of experience in healthcare, substance use and the mental health markets.
Prior to joining Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 2021, Rob had leadership roles at Ashley Addiction Treatment, Nystrom & Associates, Drew Horowitz & Associates and The Consortium of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

Brian Bartlett

Brian Bartlett
Manager, Programs for Change
Hudson Hospital and Clinic

Brian Bartlett began working at Hudson Hospital & Clinic’s Programs for Change in 2009 and has managed the program since 2017. In addition to managerial responsibilities, he continues to provide treatment services at multiple Programs for Change locations. Brian also regularly engages in HealthPartners Make It OK programming and contributes to the HealthPartners podcast “For Health’s Sake,” sharing knowledge and insights related to substance use disorders.

Brian holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in substance use disorder counseling, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in mental health counseling. He is certified as a substance abuse counselor (SAC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin.

Maeve Ruggieri

Maeve Ruggieri
Director of Product, Centers of Excellence 360
Contigo Health

Maeve Ruggieri leads product for Contigo Health’s centers of excellence product line. She has 15 years of experience leading award-winning strategy, go-to-market, product, and change management initiatives for Fortune 100 clients. She thrives in translating complex business strategies and customer needs into engaging, intuitive, and empathic products, with a strong focus on equitable benefit design, consumer behavior change, and accessibility. Her expertise spans payer, provider, and consumer healthcare experiences, as well as consumer packaged goods and services, pharmaceuticals, durable medical equipment, and construction industries.


Babette Schoenig
Senior Account Executive, Centers of Excellence 360
Contigo Health

Babette is an experienced Account Executive working to provide custom solutions to employers looking to provide access, navigation, and support for chronic conditions. Prior to joining Contigo Health, she has experience in substance use and mental health solutions within Hazelden Betty Ford. She has had sales and account management roles within HealthPartners, United Healthcare and Medical Device sales. She is a strategic planner and accomplished collaborative leader in medical benefit design. Detail and goal-oriented with 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.

1. Frone, M. R., L. C. Chosewood, J. C. Osborne, et al. 2022. “Workplace Supported Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: Defining the Construct, Developing a Model, and Proposing an Agenda for Future Research.” Occupational Health Science 6: 475–511. 2. Butler Center for Research. June 1, 2015. “Health Care Professionals: Addiction and Treatment.”