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The University of Missouri Extension received a grant to fund the Recovery Friendly Workplaces (RFWs) Initiative. This presentation by Dr. John Gaal and Doug Swanson will detail the efforts behind the grant to develop a Recovery Friendly Workplace credential through training, technical assistance, and support that assists businesses in fostering a workplace culture that promotes employee safety, health, and well-being. The RFW initiative offers strategies that provide support for managers and employees, including reducing stigma and providing recovery resources related to the challenges surrounding substance use disorders.
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 that 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.