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The Opioid Crisis & Connecticut’s Workforce

Updating your approach to employees suffering from addiction can preserve your greatest resource. An estimated 21.7 million adults sought substance abuse treatment in 2015, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Many of those adults were workers struggling to maintain their employment status and livelihoods as a functional part of the workforce. […]

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

“Connecticut has become the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults. Gov. Ned Lamont signed the Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-use Cannabis on June 22. Connecticut will permit individuals 21 years of age and older to possess and use recreational cannabis. Individuals cannot possess more than 1.5 ounces on their person or more than […]

Creating Workplace Marijuana Policies

“There are new waters to navigate in the state of Connecticut—legalized recreational use of marijuana and the workplace.  While the employment-related provisions of the state’s newly adopted marijuana legalization law do not take effect until July 1, 2022, employers should understand the impact on their workplaces.” Connecticut Business & Industry Association September 21, 2021

Marijuana Legalization: What Connecticut Employers Must Know

“On July 1, 2021, it will be legal in Connecticut for people 21 or older to possess and consume cannabis. An individual will be able to have up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis on their person, and a maximum of five ounces in a locked container in their home or car. But what does this […]

Labor Department Surveys Employers on Recovery Friendly Workplaces

“The Connecticut Department of Labor is surveying employers for input on a program for recovery friendly workplaces. An RFW is an employer-based effort that enables employees with a substance use disorder to remain employed during their recovery. For someone recovering from a substance use disorder, a steady job is one of the most important parts […]

State Launches Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative

“Three state agencies have launched a program encouraging employers to help employees struggling with substance use disorders. The departments of Labor, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Public Health created the Recovery Friendly Initiative to provide a road map to create an environment that reduces the stigma related to substance use disorders and encourages employees to engage […]

Training

Implementing a Recovery Friendly Workplace program means getting the training you and your colleagues need to make it run effectively. This involves getting a better understanding of how recovery works and how to support it professionally. Fortunately, there are partner organizations to help. Read More >>

Sample Tools

A valuable part of the Recovery Friendly Workplace program is in the on-the-job tools themselves – a policy statement, email, poster, and an employee survey to help implement the program. Research has shown that what employers really need to help them run a Recovery Friendly Workplace are tools – actual internal communications they can use […]