Last week, Facing Addiction with NCADD and the Recovery Research Institute held an informative briefing on Capitol Hill, Employment in Recovery: Challenges & Opportunities. The briefing, hosted by the Congressional Addiction, Treatment & Recovery Caucus, was streamed live on Facebook. You can watch the forum on our Facebook page here.
We were joined by Representatives Paul Tonko of New York and David Joyce of Ohio, as well as Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Several of our Action Network partners participated in the forum, including Job Recovery, Workforce Recovery Solutions, The Briermost Foundation, and Hope in Recovery Employment. The event was sponsored by Renew Logic, from Austin, TX – a company that employs individuals with common barriers to employment, including past substance use disorders, incarceration, and mental health issues.
I hope you’ll take a moment to view the stream of this important event on Capitol Hill, view the briefing book we developed in preparation for this event, and take what you learn into your communities to business leaders, employers, and those seeking employment.