What is a recovery friendly workplace?

Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) is a subset of the Drug Free Workplace PA (DFWPA).  Recovery Friendly Workplaces and employers are business of any type committed to making foundational change in the way they hire and support someone living in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. We give business owners free resources and support to help foster an environment that encourages the health and wellness of the workplace.

How do we do this?

RFW provides ongoing support to employers using a multi-faceted strategy that includes the following:

  • Providing free on-site and online education and training to employers and employees
  • 24-hour turnaround program support
  • ADA regulation guidance
  • Recovery friendly workplace integration into existing wellness programs
There are currently

0 Pennsylvanians

struggling with substance use, and over 851,000 in recovery.
Substance use costs the average employer

$0 per year

Becoming a recovery friendly employer can save lives and contribute to a healthier bottom line. Employers that create a recovery friendly culture receive the following benefits:

  • Increased productivity
  • Healthier employees
  • Lower absenteeism & turnover
  • Greater employee satisfaction
  • More community connection
  • Increased customer loyalty
  • A more supportive culture
  • Increased morale
  • Improved communication

How can I get started? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!


Step One

Complete the informational form below or contact us at (717) 454-3100 or email Chrystal McCorkel (cmccorkel@dfwpa.org) or Donna Creager (dcreager@dfwpa.org).


Step Two

RFWPA will discuss your workplace needs that will include a policy review.  If you do not have a current policy, you can utilize our policy builder.


Step Three

RFW provides resources and training to create a recovery friendly culture as part of your overall health and wellness initiative.

Learn More About Recovery Friendly Workplace PA

Please fill out the form below to receive more information on Recovery Friendly Workplace PA and how we can help.

*The information collected is confidential and is not sold or give to any outside entity. It is used to help you build a Drug Free Workplace policy/program and to inform you of our services.

Completing this Letter of Interest form is the first step of the Recovery Friendly Workplace designation process. By completing this form, your organization is demonstrating its readiness to meet with a Recovery Friendly Workplace representative and its interest in attaining the Recovery Friendly Workplace designation.