Recovery Supportive Workplaces

Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program

Montgomery County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services announces a new program in partnership with Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to counter the effects of the opioid epidemic on the local workforce. The program provides direct resources to local employers that hire, manage and retain workers in recovery from addiction.

Montgomery County ADAMHS will provide:

  • Reimbursement for pre-employment, random and reasonable suspicion drug testing;
  • Training for managers/supervisors to help them better manage a workforce that includes individuals in recovery;
  • A forum/venue for “second-chance” employers to share success stories, learn from each other and encourage others to hire workers in recovery.

Businesses in good standing with the BWC are eligible to participate.

For more information refer to the program FAQ page  or to apply, click here.

Download and complete the Substance Use Recovery & Workplace Safety Program enrollment form and email it to

Workforce toll: In a survey of more than 3,200 businesses and nearly 1,500 community leaders, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce found more than half are suffering consequences of substance misuse, including absenteeism, decreased productivity, and shortage of workers.

What we know from our experience is that when people want to recover from an addiction and you give them the tools, they will recover. We have several workers in recovery, including supervisors, who are committed, loyal and do very well here.

Bart Frost, HR and safety director, Taylor Lumber, Scioto County.
Working together, we can turn this crisis around.

See the list of current recovery supportive workplaces.