What is a Recovery-Ready Workplace?

Recovery-Ready Workplaces adopt policies and practices that:

  • expand employment opportunities for people in or seeking recovery;
  • facilitate help-seeking among employees with substance use disorder (SUD);
  • ensure access to needed services, including treatment, recovery support, and mutual aid;
  • inform employees in recovery that they may have the right to reasonable accommodations and other protections that can help them keep their jobs;
  • reduce the risk of substance misuse1 and SUD, including through education and steps to prevent injury in the workplace;
  • educate all levels of the organization on SUD and recovery, working to reduce stigma and misunderstanding, including by facilitating open discussion on the topic; and,
  • ensure that prospective and current employees understand that the employer is recovery-ready and are familiar with relevant policies and resources.

1 Here the term "substance misuse" means use of prescription drugs other than prescribed or without a prescription, problem use of alcohol, or any use of illegal drugs.

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