Montana’s Recovery Friendly Workplace

Montana’s Recovery Friendly Workplace

The Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) initiative promotes individual wellness by creating work environments that further mental and physical well-being of employees—proactively preventing substance misuse and supporting recovery from substance use disorders in the workplace community.


Annually, alcohol misuse will cost the U.S. about $249 billion, and illicit drug misuse $193 billion (Office of the Surgeon General, 2016). These are costs of loss productivity of workers and businesses, as well as criminal justice, health care and other related costs.

There are an estimated 87,000 Montanans (2019) who have a substance use disorder, and 92% of them are not receiving treatment. How many of them work for you? People who need treatment and who are in recovery are our employees, our friends, and our family members.

Prevention, treatment and recovery support and services save lives and save resources.

Launching in 2023 and led by United Way of Missoula County, the Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative encourages healthy and safe environments where employers, employees and communities collaborate, creating positive change, eliminating stigma and supporting recovery.

Participation Benefits

Working together, we’ll build a stronger workforce in Montana.

Join the effort. Be part of the solution.

Become a Recovery Friendly Workplace.

Learn more

Submit an interest form, or contact us.

Join us today and make your workplace part of the solution. Empowering your employees to start and continue their recovery journey helps both them and your bottom line. It's good business citizenry, it's smart business. And it starts right here.

About RFW
The Team
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Become a Recovery Friendly Workplace
Interest Form
Frequently Asked Questions
RFW Resources
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What we’re up to

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Fostering physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth for Missoula’s youth.

Financial Stability

Removing obstacles and paving the way for hard working families to get ahead financially.


Working to ensure that everyone in Missoula has the tools they need to live a healthy life.