Sununu's 'Recovery Friendly Workplace' Initiative Begins to Take Shape

Jul 9, 2018

Governor Chris Sununu in NHPR's studios

Governor Chris Sununu’s office is pushing forward with his Recovery Friendly Workforce initiative despite roadblocks in the state legislature this spring.

The goal of the initiative is to get the private sector more involved in preventing addiction and supporting workers struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.

State lawmakers this spring voted down a tax credit, pushed by Sununu’s office, for businesses that invested in ‘recovery friendly’ training programs.

That would have created a funding mechanism for the idea, but the governor’s advisor on addiction, David Mara, said they’re still moving forward.

Businesses that have already signed on will be getting more information in the coming weeks on what they need to do to become officially certified as ‘recovery friendly,’ he said, and the state will create two new positions to liaise with companies on addiction issues.