Formalizing Recovery to Work Partnerships

“Recovery from a substance use disorder requires support, guidance, and assistance addressing an individual’s physical, emotional, and financial needs. First and foremost, people need quality health care, including access to medication-assisted treatments and counseling to support both physical and mental well-being, comprising the foundation for SUD treatment. […] Living in a community with a high quality of life (including quality employment) improves overall well-being and life satisfaction and in turn reduces the likelihood of substance use disorder.”Addressing Appalachia’s Substance Use Disorder Crisis Through Recovery-to-Work 

Now that your region has a better understanding of employers’ recovery-to-work opportunities and needs, it’s time to consider where there are gaps in wraparound services, such as ongoing training, housing, and transportation.

Identify Gaps in Wraparound Services in your Region


Resource: Treatment center/recovery housing locators

Resource: Public transit map that highlights participating employers.

Resource: Information on SEIPS (Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety) (

Resource: Medicaid HCBS waiver has been expanded to support/ reimburse work or vocational rehabilitation expenses

Improve Connections to Wraparound Services

Activity: Referencing the previously completed stakeholder pathways tool, discuss as a group 2-4 immediate opportunities for expansion with new partnerships and/or resources identified in the first three phases.  What stakeholder pathways can be connected today at no additional cost? 

Activity: Degree of services Tool– Identifying resources and pathways based on the intensity of the intervention.  

Case Study: TBD  

After completing phase 4, you should have the following outcomes: