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Addiction is a treatable disorder. Research on the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has led to the development of research-based methods that help people to stop using drugs and resume productive lives, also known as being in recovery.- NIDA
A Recovery Friendly Community works to help reduce substance use and overdoses, reduce crime, and improve community sense of compassion, humanity and citizenship. This is done through humanizing and destigmatizing the individuals who misuse substances and their actions.
Employers are moving from a “zero tolerance” mentality that emphasizes disciplinary
action to a “recovery” policy environment that
emphasizes help, hope, and realizing the economic
potential of healthy employees.
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