Work and Employment
Work is an important part of the recovery process. People who work tend to have a better self image. Being employed gives the opportunity to contribute to society, the community and the neighborhood. It offers the potential to have health insurance and allows for a sense of stability.
A number of local chemical dependency providers have resources that will help people locate work or develop new skills that will allow a recovering person to become employed. Anyone in a treatment program can contact their counselor and ask for assistance in locating work, or contact the local WorkSource office for assistance in finding work.
Also the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation can help with re-schooling and locating work. Contact the DVR.