Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education
AbstractSustained recovery from SUD is significantly tied to meaningful and purposeful work-life balance. Employment is an important factor for achieving sustained recovery and financial independence. This guide provides an overview of issues, challenges, policies, and practices related to employment for individuals in recovery. It summarizes the state of the science through an evidence review of the known effectiveness of programs providing employment supports to individuals with SUD. Finally, the guide provides expert panel consensus recommendations of key program elements to support individuals with employment-related recovery.
Table of Contents1 Issue Brief: Overview of the topic, the importance of the issue, challenges, approaches for providing employment supports, and policy considerations. 2 What Research Tells Us: An evidence review of the effectiveness of employment supports for individuals experiencing SUD. 3 Elements that Improve Program Effectiveness: Examples of programs and program elements that improve supported employment program effectiveness. 4 Guidance for Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs: Practical information to consider when selecting and implementing employment programs. 5 Resources for Quality Improvement and Evaluation: Guidance and resources for performance monitoring, process evaluation and monitoring outcomes for the purpose of quality improvement.
CitationSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education. HHS Publication No. PEP21-PL-Guide-6 Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2021.
Series/Report No.HHS Publication;PEP21-PL-Guide-6
Abstinence-Enforced Employment Supports
Employee assistance programs