Recovery in the Workplace: Treatment Benefits Both Employees and Employers
Of the 17.4 million current illicit drug users aged 18 or older in 2007, 13.1 million (75.3 percent) were employed either full or part time. Employers often play a critical role in an individual’s successful recovery from substance use disorders. It is important that employers promote healthy work environments while allowing individuals to get the support and treatment they need. This program will look at examples of companies investing in their employees, what it means to nurture a “drug-free workplace,” and what the recently passed Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 means for employers.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009