First Trainings to be Held For 'Recovery Friendly' N.H. Businesses

Sep 10, 2018

Local business and drug recovery leaders packed the Executive Council chambers for Governor Chris Sununu's announcement of the Recovery Friendly Workplace program in March.
Credit Britta Greene / New Hampshire Public Radio

Businesses that have signed on to Governor Chris Sununu's Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative will be attending regional orientations this month. 

The goal of the initiative is to get the private sector involved in addressing the opioid crisis, namely by hiring and supporting workers who are struggling with addiction.

The plan's been in the works for months, but so far details of how it'll actually work have been slim. Still, about 30 businesses have signed on, according to Jill Burke, with the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Those businesses will be getting training this month on what they'll have to do to be officially certified as "Recovery Friendly," and what support they will get from the state to do so.