What is a Recovery Friendly Workplace?

It is estimated that addiction costs Missouri $34.5 million every day, and $12.5 billion in a year (MHA, 2016).

Recovery Friendly Workplaces (RFWs) foster a workplace culture that promotes employee safety, health, and well-being through strategies that provide support for managers and employees, including reducing stigma and providing recovery resources related to the challenges surrounding substance use disorders.


Increase understanding about substance misuse and behavioral health through evidence-based trainings, resources, and services to meet the emerging needs of businesses and organizations of all sizes and levels of readiness.


Connect with a network of businesses and organizations interested in creating healthy and safe work environments where employers, employees, and communities can collaborate to create positive change, eliminate stigma, and support recovery.


Partner to create opportunities to retain a healthier, more productive, and more motivated workforce through the delivery of evidence-based health and safety programs and practices.


Support this initiative by learning more and discovering how your organization can become designated as a Recovery Friendly Workplace.

What are the benefits of Recovery Friendly Workplaces?

Recovery Friendly Workplaces decrease costs due to impaired productivity and absenteeism, and improve safety, productivity, and profitability in the workplace.  RFWs impact the bottom line through resources and support to foster a supportive work environment that encourages the success of all employees.  RFWs promote individual wellness by empowering workplaces to provide support for employees recovering from substance use disorder.

Employer Benefits

  • Improved health and wellness
  • Employee retention
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Productivity and profitability
  • Safe, positive workplace culture
  • Employee loyalty

Employee Benefits

  • Improved health and wellness
  • Reduced stigma
  • Improved communication
  • Supportive, safe environment
  • Motivation to succeed
  • Job satisfaction

Become a Recovery Friendly Workplace

Contact us to learn more about how you can become a Recovery Friendly Workplace.