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Economic & Human Impacts

Looking at all sides of the issue. The costs of substance use disorder (SUD) are financial, social, and personal. But so are the benefits of handling it constructively. The National Safety Council has developed a Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers. To use the calculator, click here. Read More >>


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When you decide to become a Recovery Friendly Workplace, you’re not alone. There are many state and local resources to turn to for help. You can initiate contact with any of the organizations listed in this section to start a dialogue about how to make your Recovery Friendly Workplace function.

Creating a Recovery Friendly Workplace

Once you’ve decided to become a Recovery Friendly Workplace, these are the action steps you need to take. The toolkit will show you your options in terms of process, philosophy, and actual, on-the-job practices. The Resources section of the toolkit will connect you with state and local organizations who can provide support – and sample […]

Substance Use Disorder: Impact in the workplace

The costs of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) There is no question that supporting recovery from SUD is good for business, whereas businesses that allow SUD in the workplace to go untreated will continue to lose money, time, productivity, and employee morale. Therefore, supporting recovery in the workplace is the wise, humane, healthy, and cost-effective course […]


Substance use disorder (SUD) and a Recovery Friendly Workplace have their own vocabulary. This section will help you understand some of the terms. Read More >>


The decision to become a Recovery Friendly Workplace leads to many questions about human resources policies and legalities. Read More >>

The Power of a Positive Workplace

Employees value workplace well-being at an even higher level than other benefits. When employers demonstrate concern for employees, employees respond positively. When a company has a positive culture – in which recovery practices are embraced – it can achieve better financial performance, customer satisfaction, productivity, and employee engagement. Read More >>