Helping Maine Businesses
& Workers Thrive

Why your business should consider RFW

Recovery Friendly Workplace is good for business (National Safety Council):

  • Workers in recovery help businesses AVOID $4,088 in turnover & replacement costs;
  • Workers in recovery miss 13.7 days LESS per year than workers with an SUD;
  • Each employee who recovers from an SUD SAVES a company over $8,500

According to the Maine CDC survey of high-risk industries:

  • 70% of Maine workers use alcohol weekly
  • 48% of Maine workers use cannabis weekly
  • 50% of Maine workers use illicit drugs weekly

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health:

  • There are 13.6 million adult workers with an active substance use disorder
  • Additionally, 13.3 million workers report that they are in recovery or have recovered from a substance use problem

The Vision

Maine Recovery Friendly Workplaces (RFWs) support their communities by recognizing recovery from a substance use disorder as a strength and by working intentionally with people in recovery. RFWs encourage a healthy and safe environment where employers, employees, and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those impacted by addiction.

The Benefits:

  • Access to highly skilled talent
  • Increased retention Lower absenteeism
  • Increased brand equity
  • Healthier workforce

Get Started Today

There is no cost associated with the Recovery Friendly Workplace Program. Reach out to schedule an appointment with a Maine RFW Business Advisor.

Letter of Interest

RFW is administered in partnership with the state of Maine by: