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.