MassHire Holyoke is proud to offer educational and logistical support and coaching to local employers who wish to become recovery ready workplaces. Simply complete the interest form and one of our recovery liaisons will be in touch to help you get started.

The recovery liaison will take you thought a flexible process that includes:

  • An orientation
  • An assessment of your organization’s recovery readiness
  • A planning and implementation process
  • Continuous support

Our goal is to create a culture of recovery. A culture of recovery is one that encourages health and wellness and provides support and non-judgmental openness to all aspects of employees’ lives. A culture of recovery prioritizes physical and mental health and safety. You can create a culture of recovery through any of the following actions. Recovery Ready Workplaces benefit from a healthier, more productive, and more motivated workforce. They gain a reputation among current and potential employees as a positive and supportive place to work.

An RRW acknowledges and openly addresses the topic of drug and alcohol misuse. This includes:
• Communicating about these issues in a nonjudgemental and honest way to reduce stigma.
• Encouraging employees to discuss substance use concerns and recovery successes in a non-punative setting.
An RRW educates employees and customers about the disease of addiction and treatment resources and options. This includes:
• Training employees on substance use disorders and how stigma in the workplace can affect recovery.
• Preparing supervisors and managers to approach and respond to substance use concerns.
• Providing resources to and access to recovery support services for employees and their families.
An RRW offers policies and practices that support employees who have been impacted by addiction and substance use. This includes:
• Prioritizing safety and well-being.
• Offering supportive policies and accomodations.
• Rethinking hiring standards around gaps in employment, addiction-related justice history, and other considerations.
An RRW prioritize safety by preventing employee exposure to unsafe conditions that could cause injury or illness that contribute to the development or recurrance of SUD.
This includes:
• Observing the highest standards for workplace safety.
• Ensuring the workplace is an emotionally and socially safe and healthy environment for staff.
An RRW improve access to recovery supports by lowering barriers to seeking care for addiction, receiving care for addiction, and maintaining recovery. This requires and open and honest environment where people can ask for help, benefits and policies that allow people to get the highest quality help available for themselves and their family members, and flexibility and support to help people stay well.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Recovery Ready Workplace?

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