Recovery Friendly Workplaces:

Recovery Friendly Workplaces (RFW's) support their communities by recognizing recovery from substance use disorder as a strength and by being willing to work intentionally with people in recovery.  RFW's encourage a healthy and safe environment where employers, employees, and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those impacted by addiction.

FOSTER a safe and recovery friendly environment

  • In order to strengthen workplace culture, Recovery Friendly Advisors (RFA's) will support interested companies in finding evidence-based practices to meet their individualized needs. RFA's will help you develop and sustain the RFW Initiative in your workplace.  They are your Recovery Friendly Workplace partners; there are no charges for their services. 

ENGAGE their employees in addiction & behavioral health education and prevention

  • RFA's will provide workplaces with information and resources to promote health, well-being, and recovery for themselves and their family members.

  • RFW's will provide their employees with education and review of the company’s alcohol, tobacco, and other drug policies upon hire and on an annual basis thereafter.

  • RFA’s will consult with employers to plan trainings related to substance misuse, behavioral health, and addiction that are tailored to the company's specific needs.

RETAIN healthy and productive employees

  • Workplaces that implement evidence-based health and safety programming retain a healthier, more productive, and more motivated workforce.

PROMOTE prevention and recovery in their local communities

  • By creating a recovery friendly environment, employers send a strong message to their communities that they understand the importance of a solution-focused approach by addressing addiction and behavioral health "head-on."

  • RFA’s will assist businesses with participating in public awareness and education events in their communities. These events build loyalty between the recovery community, their allies and the designated RFW.

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