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Get your Business on the Road to Recovery

Logo Recovery Works

Get your Business on the Road to Recovery

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.

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State Launches Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative

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The Road to Recovery:

Steps to becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW)

Do an Internal Assessment

Examine your current workplace culture, policies, and practices

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Build Consensus

Enlist the support of key stakeholders, especially managers and supervisors.

Make a Declaration

Use the toolkit to craft a policy statement, declaration and company-wide email

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Mobilize State and Local Resources

Work with experts who know the issues and the necessary actions that can help

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Designate a Peer Champion

If possible, use employee volunteers as on-site recovery coaches.

Make Resources Available

Involve appropriate support groups (such as AA, NA, & LiveLOUD) for peer-to-peer help

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Training & Education

Recovery Friendly Workplace training for all levels is available, online or in-person.

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Do an Annual Assessment

Measure progress by identifying and tracking key metrics each year.

Keep Going!

Like recovery itself, becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace is a process. Keep at it.