Q: Does submitting an online Letter of Interest automatically commit my workplace to becoming designated "Recovery Friendly"?
A: No, by submitting a Letter of Interest to the Governor's Office, you are simply expressing your organization's desire to learn more about the initiative. A Recovery Friendly Advisor will meet with you and help walk you through the process while keeping in mind what is best for your organization's individual needs.
Q: How do I assess and revise my workplace's alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) policy to meet best practice standards?
A: A Recovery Friendly Advisor will help you get started with assessing your ATOD policy, keeping in mind that it needs to include the following:
- A description of what substances are prohibited in the workplace
- A description of who is covered under the ATOD policy
- A definition of the roles of supervisors and employees under the ATOD policy
- A clear articulation of requirements (i.e. referral to EAP, etc.) for individuals with ATOD policy violations
- A list of available resources and service coverage for behavioral health and/or EAP needs
- A description of how the employer will safeguard the confidentiality of employee health information
Q: Are there costs associated with the workplace trainings and access to a Recovery Friendly Advisor?
A: There is no cost associated with the various RFW trainings or access to a Recovery Friendly Advisor.
Q: What will my workplace gain from becoming a designated Recovery Friendly Workplace?
A: By becoming a designated Recovery Friendly Workplace, you will receive recognition from Governor Chris Sununu and be advertised as such. You will also benefit from reduced health care costs, increased productivity, and retention of your exisiing employees.