For some patients, this means heading back to school. For others, it’s time to find your first job in recovery. Finding a job after rehab doesn’t have to be tough, we share tips on finding jobs for former addicts.
Depending on whether or not your active addiction resulted in a criminal record, there are different types of jobs you’ll be able to apply for after completing treatment. Even if you have a record, there are programs to help addicts find jobs, and these programs can connect you with opportunities for work. Here are some tips on finding your first job in recovery:
When you’re part of an inpatient program for drug and alcohol treatment in Massachusetts, there may be a gap in your resume during the time you were in treatment. In many instances, employers won’t ask about this gap. But if they do, there are a few options you can use to explain the treatment-related gap in your resume:
Getting a job after recovery is not impossible. There are many programs that help addicts find jobs, and our alumni program can connect you with other newly sober people who have found jobs post-treatment.