Addiction, Recovery, and Job Search

By preparing yourself for employment and understanding your rights, you will increase your potential for success. However, it is important to remember that part of job readiness is being clean and maintaining the commitment to recovery. As even the authors of No One is Unemployable, Debra L Angel & Elisabeth E. Harney, state “Those who are still using are not ready to work.”

Use the resources below to help you maximize your employment potential.

Websites:
Guide to the Treatment Process & Resources

Getting Hired during Recovery (Semel Institute)

Substance Abuse Under ADA (US Commission on Civil Rights)

Resources for Substance Use Disorders (Addiction Group)

Treatment Options (Addiction Group)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Addiction Group)

Relapse Prevention (Alcohol Rehab Help)

samhsa.gov – SAMHAS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

thesimpledollar.com – How to Pay for Addiction Treatment

Help.org – Help.org exists to help individuals and families make safer and smarter choices. From finding an addiction center that is best for you to providing fact-based research and resources, Help.org provides everything you need to know in order to make the best decisions for your life.

Detox Local – A nationwide directory of detox centers for both drugs and alcohol. The focus is on detox centers near you. The comprehensive directory lists detox centers by state, zip code, or through an interactive map. Depending on the specific drug someone was using, they may need a certain type of detox and that is made easy at Detox Local.

drugrehab.com – Providing information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

ridgefieldrecovery.com – Washington drug and alcohol rehab center, The Recovery Village Ridgefield, offers comprehensive addiction treatment led by specialists with heart and know-how.

palmerlakerecovery.com – The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (Colorado); Quality expertise for drug and alcohol addiction in Colorado, backed by heart

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