When substance use affects the health of your organization, there’s a new direction in how to handle it.
It’s called the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative – and it can take your business to better morale, better bottom-line performance, and happier, healthier, loyal, long-term employees.
Being a Recovery Friendly Workplace is good economic policy. It’s also good HR and healthcare policy.
And it starts right here.
Examine your current workplace culture, policies, and practices
Enlist the support of key stakeholders, especially managers and supervisors.
Use the toolkit to craft a policy statement, declaration and company-wide email
Work with experts who know the issues and the necessary actions that can help
If possible, use employee volunteers as on-site recovery coaches.
Involve appropriate support groups (such as AA, NA, & LiveLOUD) for peer-to-peer help
Recovery Friendly Workplace training for all levels is available, online or in-person.
Measure progress by identifying and tracking key metrics each year.
Like recovery itself, becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace is a process. Keep at it.