Recovery Friendly Workplace
The Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) initiative is aimed to heighten awareness and workplace culture for those impacted by the opioid epidemic as well as those in recovery from a substance-use and cooccurring behavioral health concerns. Benefits of a RFW include improvements in attracting and retaining employees as well as increased engagement and productivity. Recovery-Friendly Workplaces:
- Foster an empathetic environment for their employees in recovery, as well as impacted family members and loved ones.
- Create a culture of openness and acceptance around recovery, without fear of stigma or discrimination.
- Offer confidential support and resources for employees who are struggling with addiction or mental health issues.
- Foster a supportive environment that encourages healthy behaviors and provides opportunities for growth.
- Recognize and value the financial benefits of adapting a recovery-friendly environment and culture.
- Benefit from improved productivity, absenteeism, and retention of employees.
- Offer training and education for managers and staff on how to support employees in recovery.
What is an RFW?
Designated Recovery Friendly Workplaces
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We are thrilled that your organization is interested in becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace in New Jersey! By completing this form, your organization is demonstrating its readiness to meet with a Recovery Friendly Workplace representative and its interest in attaining the Recovery Friendly Workplace designation.
What is the cost of substance use for an employer?
The National Safety Council has collaborated with an independent research institution, NORC at the University of Chicago, to update “The Real Cost of Substance Use to Employers” tool, originally developed in 2017 with national nonprofit Shatterproof. This cost calculator is an authoritative, easy-to-use tool providing business leaders with specific information about the cost of substance use (including prescription drug use and misuse, alcohol use and misuse, opioid and heroin addiction, as well as use of other illicit drugs and cannabis) in their workplace based on size of employee base, industry and state.
Faith Based Recovery
Among people recovering from substance use disorder, greater engagement with faith and spirituality are associated with several positive mental health outcomes. These include more optimism about life and higher resilience to stress, both of which may help contribute to the recovery process.