Peer Recovery Careers: Barriers and Opportunities to Expanding Opportunities for Our Recovery Communities
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment will host a webinar on July 26, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET as part of a series on the role of the workforce system in serving individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Guest speakers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will present a brief overview of the prevalence of addiction and the impact of stigma on employment for persons in recovery. There will also be discussion on the value of hiring persons in recovery in general across all employment sectors as well as the value of SUD peer workers for use across the SUD care system and in other human service sectors and healthcare systems. Speakers include an employer in a recovery community center who can attest to the value of hiring SUD peer workers and their role and function in engaging people with substance use disorders and strengthening recovery capital at the individual, family, and community levels.