Nurturing success and ending the stigma
Southwestern Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates of use, overdoses, and deaths from overdoses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with five of six counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania ranking in the top 20% of counties in overdose death rates. Although the fatality rate has dropped over the past three years, the 454 lives lost in 2019 represent too high of a number – but there is still hope.
Employment is a powerful aspect of recovery, as it offers recovering individuals a sense of meaning and accomplishment. The R.E.C.O.V.E.R. (Recovery Employment Connections for Occupations, Vocations and Employer Resources) Program is designed to support individuals on that journey to finding continued success.
The RECOVER Program is available to support individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Active participant in an Outpatient Treatment Program or other recovery support group
- Self-disclosure of diagnosed Opioid Use Disorder
- Must live in a county where we provide service: Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, or Westmoreland
- A desire and ability to follow through with commitments, such as keeping appointments and interviews