Workforce Opportunities for Individuals Recovering from Substance Use Disorders

Policy or Initiative Description

Governments should remove obstacles to participating in work and learning by closing gaps in access to medical and mental health care, including for those recovering from substance use disorders. Policies should work toward an ecosystem in which all workers, including those with disabilities, can participate in work and learning opportunities.

New Hampshire

Gov. Chris Sununu led the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, allocating $1 million to educate employers in evidence-based practices that reduce substance misuse in the workplace, offer specialized training for human resources staff and promote hiring those in treatment.




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