Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak recently announced his endorsement and the launch of the Nevada Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative to be housed at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative is designed “to give employers the support and resources needed to implement recovery-friendly practices and provide support for employees in recovery and those impacted by Substance Use Disorder,” according to an April 27 press release. “I am proud to announce this initiative to support Nevadans who are in recovery or helping a loved one facing the challenges of Substance Use Disorder,” Sisolak said in a statement. “Employers across the state can access these resources to build a stronger workforce while acknowledging that recovery is a process and support is critical.” Led by the nonprofit Foundation for Recovery and DHHS, the initiative will connect employers to resources and provide guidance and support from program ambassadors as they implement recovery-oriented practices within the workplace, including free and customized staff training and resources to support employees. One in three American households are impacted by addiction and 23 million Americans are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder, according to the press release. Employers that join the initiative will receive designation as a Recovery Friendly Workplace from the Office of the Governor. Go to forrecovery.org/workplace to learn more.