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  • Seven Tips for Creating a Recovery-Supportive Workplace

    (November 14, 2019)

    (November 2019) The thought of hiring or retaining a person in recovery, with a history of alcohol or other drug issues, may bubble up feelings of concern and apprehension. But because of scientific advancements like brain imaging technology, we now know that addiction is a brain disease that is preventable and treatable – similar to […]

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  • Unfounded Suspicion Uncovers Critical Issue

    (October 10, 2019)

    (October 2019) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation A Program Administrator reached out to us with multiple concerns about an employee.  The employee, “Dale”, had been […]

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  • Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern Photo

    Newly Released Survey Results Bring Encouragement and Concern

    (September 12, 2019)

    (September 2019) In August, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) released the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data findings.  NSDUH is an annual household interview survey that estimates the use of illicit drugs (including the non-medical use of prescription medication), alcohol and tobacco. The survey also provides insight into […]

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  • Temperature out of range: Responding to an invalid drug test

    Responding when an employee cheats a drug test

    (August 8, 2019)

    (August 2019) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation A Working Partners® Client Care Consultant received a call from a drug-free workplace Program Administrator (PA) of a […]

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  • Hiring Crunch

    The Hiring Crunch Sheds New Light on Overlooked Populations

    (July 8, 2019)

    (July 2019) With the United States’ unemployment rate at 3.6% and the challenges of a lean employable workforce, some previously overlooked populations are now getting attention, including people in recovery from substance use disorder and people who have previously been incarcerated. Consider the numbers. In the U.S., there are an estimated 23.5 million adults in […]

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