Opinion: Use Asheville opioid settlement funds for addiction recovery employment

I think the article raises an important point about employers needing to be more open to hiring people after recovery. It is not just about the employer’s bottom line, but about providing individuals with the opportunity to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. It is a win-win situation for both the employee and the employer. The employee has an opportunity to get back into the workforce and the employer has the potential to gain a loyal and valuable employee. Not to mention, the employer has done a good deed in giving someone a second chance. I think employers should take a closer look at the potential of hiring someone who is in recovery and understand the value of giving someone a chance to succeed.