Recovery Friendly Workplace

The Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative promotes individual wellness for Pennsylvanians, empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder (SUD).

Recovery Friendly Workplaces:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to creating a recovery friendly environment

  • Promote a culture that challenges the stereotypes associated with substance use disorder

  • Enhance workplace safety while improving productivity and profitability by addressing behavioral health issues “head-on”

Why apply to be recognized as a Recovery Friendly Workplace?

Recovery Friendly Workplaces encourage collaboration among employers, employees, and communities to create positive change.

Building a recovery-friendly culture isn’t just good for your employees in recovery or those with an undiagnosed SUD—it’s good for every employee’s health, and for your business’ bottom line. You’ll support your community and promote productivity by recognizing recovery from substance use disorder as a strength, and by hiring and working purposefully with individuals in recovery.

Businesses and organizations awarded the Recovery Friendly symbol will be granted permission to promote their status in the marketplace.

For more information and steps on how to get started, please see the Recovery Friendly Workplaces flyer. Or visit https://www.getinwestmoreland.info/rfw.

We gratefully acknowledge the state of New Hampshire for their collaboration on this project.


Real Life Example of a Recovery Friendly Workplace

Who are the “Difference Makers in our lives?” Sometimes we are well aware of those who have made an impact and other times it might be a subtle suggestion or friendly act that can change things in a dramatic way. The video below highlights one such “difference maker” and will hopefully inspire others about their own power to make the difference.


Paid for with Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars.