What it means

There are an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction. People in recovery are employees, customers, friends, and our family members.

What is recovery?

Recovery from mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders is defined as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tweet

As an employer, you are part of a network of hope for those who are impacted by substance use disorder. By working intentionally with your employees, you can help support a life in recovery.

Foster a safe and recovery friendly environment

Your Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador (RFA) will help you develop and sustain the Recovery friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative in your workplace. They are your RFW partner; there are no charges for their services.

Engage their employees in addiction & behavioral health education & prevention

RFA will consult with employers to plan customized training related to substance misuse, behavioral health, and addiction.

RFA will provide workplaces with training and resources to promote health, well-being, and recovery for themselves and their family members.

Retain healthy & productive employees

Workplaces that implement evidence-based health and safety programming retain a healthier, more productive, and more motivated workforce.

Promote prevention & recovery in our local community

By creating a recovery friendly environment, employers send a strong message to their communities that they understand the importance of a solution-focused approach by addressing addiction and behavioral health "head-on."

RFAs will assist businesses with participating in public awareness and education events in their communities. These events build loyalty between the recovery community, their allies and the designated RFW.

Some helpful materials to get you started.

No commitment is needed. Take the first step towards saving lives and lifting the stigma by contacting our Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador.

Contact our Recovery Friendly Workplace Ambassador to learn more about what it means to become a Recovery Friendly Workplace in Nevada.