No better example of how the dimensions of wellness are the pillars of health than seeing recovering addicts like Steve Ricker (heroin dependence and homeless) get back to work through a recent recovery-friendly job fair held in Portsmouth, N.H.
“I gotta get something,” Mr. Ricker said. “Work to me offers stability."
I can buy my kids stuff. I can go back to being a dad and not a drug addict.
In truth, all companies hire, albeit unknowingly, (recovering) addicts.
Considering that Dana Lariviere, president of Chameleon Group LLC, a Portsmouth (N.H.) telemarketing company, began recruiting people recovering from addictions after a good experience hiring a recovering heroin addict who rose to management and coupled with Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's effort to tackle two acute struggles facing the state of New Hampshire (extremely low unemployment and extremely high levels of opioid addiction), recovery-friendly job fairs may be taking hold not only in New Hampshire, but in states like Colorado and Nebraska, as well.
Nationally, opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone killed more than 34,500 people last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This is good news.
if we could only place out-of-work victims of ageism in hiring
(like yours truly)
what a wonderful world this would be.
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