Hiring People in Recovery: The Case for How it Benefits Employers

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People recovering from addiction (also called a substance use disorder) face an unemployment rate three times higher than the average rate, according to a 2017 study by the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Many employers fear that people in recovery will threaten the company’s success. In reality, they offer unique strengths you can’t find in other job candidates. 

Increased Gratitude

In the thick of addiction, most people feel hopeless. They often lose their jobs and struggle to care for their families. Many also experience jail time, homelessness, and life-threatening overdoses. 

Once they decide to recover, they

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