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 hire and work intentionally with people in recovery.  Recovery Friendly Workplaces encourage an 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 will support interested companies in finding evidence based practices to meet their individualized needs.  Recovery Friendly Advisors (RFA's) are experienced with the best practice implementation that will help you develop and sustain the Recovery Friendly Initiative in your workplace.  They are your Friendly Recovery Friendly Wokplace partners; there are no charge for their services. 

ENGAGE their employees in addiction & behavioral health prevention

  • Using the best science available, RFA’s will provide health and safety training to supervisors to address addiction and behavioral health problems in the workplace

  • RFW's provide their employees with an annual review of the company’s substance use policy

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

RETAIN healthy and productive employees

  • It is proven that companies who implement evidence-based health and safety programming retain a healthier, more productive, and more motivated workforce

  • Evidence suggests a causal relationship between employee retention and business profitability

PROMOTE 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 and their allies and the designated recovery friendly business