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 of recovery.

By treating the disorder as a healthcare issue, RFW programs destigmatize addiction and have a positive economic impact for the employer through better employee retention, higher productivity, and lower turnover.

The state labor department is building an RFW program in Connecticut but will first survey employers.”

Connecticut Business & Industry Association, March 25, 2020