An award-winning model – recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor – to help employers support workers and applicants battling addiction is now available across the state!

LEARN MORE Press release (February 4, 2020) 

Indiana Workforce Recovery’s latest partnership is with Centerstone, the same organization that co-produced Belden’s successful Pathways to Employment program in Richmond. Since that program’s launch, Centerstone has integrated lessons learned to produce its very own Workforce Investment Program, and Indiana Workforce Recovery now can offer this to employers throughout the state. This is hands-on guidance for employers who want it and are ready to implement recovery programs.


EMPLOYER SURVEY (500 respondents statewide) – Press release | Infographic | Data report 


About Indiana Workforce Recovery

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

The mission of the initiative is to empower the business community to play a lead role by educating and guiding employers through the steps they can take to help their workers.

The effects of substance misuse and substance use disorder on Hoosiers, their families and communities are indisputable and devastating. In 2016 alone, nearly 500 Hoosiers died of an opioid overdose, according to data released by the Indiana State Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says opioid misuse has a staggering $1.5 billion direct impact on the state’s annual economy, and identifies 58% of those suffering from substance use disorder as being employed.

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Program Objectives

  • Identify, evaluate and disseminate best practices in the workplace that support prevention, early identification, treatment and recovery
  • Educate employers and destigmatize the opioid crisis through increased awareness
  • Advocate for change in policy or statute to support business in its action to create and maintain a healthy workforce

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