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Workers in Recovery

Employers are well aware of the importance of hiring qualified, reliable employees who are willing and able to do a job well and contribute to the success of their organization. Most employers also know that attracting such applicants is not always easy, but always worth the effort.

For a number of reasons, employers often have reservations about hiring workers in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. However, hiring people in recovery can be well worth the investment, despite many perceived risks.

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs can be successfully treated, and countless people in recovery lead successful, productive lives, contributing positively to their communities. Most are in the workforce, and in many cases are reliable, dedicated employees who attach special meaning and value to their jobs.