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Recovery Capital Workforce Initiative

Addiction in the workplace can be very costly!

With so many workers bringing their problems home and then bringing their addictions to work. The results of these costs are manifested through lost productivity, absenteeism, attrition, safety issues and worker compensation, in addition to hidden health care spending. Both cost companies time and money, in terms of lost productivity and the task of hiring and training new employees. Many companies are grappling with how they can help their employees better manage chronic disease — in part due to healthcare reform and other changes.

Your Bottom Line

More than half of those suffering from addiction go to work. Unfortunately, most hide their problem due to stigma, fear and shame, creating many costs in the workplace.

Nationally, employers incur about $250 billion in operating costs due to untreated drug and alcohol addiction. This adds up to about $1,700 per employee every year.

We offer a compelling value proposition to employers of all sizes and types. Solving addiction will not only get people well, it is good for business.

Many employers offer wellness, chronic disease management, and employee assistance programs. However, long-term addiction wellness programs are absent.

Fellowship Foundation Recovery Community Organization works with employers to integrate customized addiction recovery programs into the overall employer benefit programs to improve the bottom line, enhance corporate culture and save lives.

We enlist employers by showing that investing in addiction wellness makes good economic sense. We provide tools, programming and peer recovery services to help employers support their employees and better manage costs related to this chronic illness.

Our Workplace Initiative, has been created in Broward County, and now we're working to expand the program to include Dade and Palm Beach County .

We help employers educate the workforce about the disease of addiction, change attitudes and language around addiction, and grow a culture of addiction wellness. We offer management training, help managers offer preventative information and work with employees seeking help for themselves or their family members. We also provide recovery support services to anyone seeking help. These services can extend directly into workplaces.
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Helping Employers Preserve the Workforce by Forging A Strategic Partnership

Fellowship Foundation Recovery Community Organization will work in partnership with the highest levels of your organization’s leadership to create programs and provide services that meet your business objectives, align with your workplace culture and labor force and help more employees and family members get well and stay well.

Our employer partners share a common belief that addiction is a chronic disease. Our partners commit to integrating addiction into their existing chronic disease management or employee wellness programs to promote understanding, acceptance and support of addiction.

The goals of our work with employers are to:

  1. Change attitudes and reduce stigma around addiction so more employees feel comfortable asking for help, before problems are so severe;
  2. Design worksite education to improve awareness of addiction treatment and disease management benefits for employees and their families;
  3. Promote a culture of addiction wellness by demonstrating a top-down approach to acceptance of and support for employees with this disease;
  4. Improve knowledge of addiction and getting well, including community resources for helping addiction sufferers, among enterprise leadership and employees; and
  5. Measure outcomes from the partnership to demonstrate effectiveness and a valuable return on investment.