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One of the biggest challenges of kicking addiction is getting and keeping a job

Washington Post

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Employers are creating “recovery friendly’ workplaces by providing support for employees with substance use disorders in the same manner as they would for employees who needed support for any other disease. A job and the support of an employer bring valuable stability to someone in recovery as w...

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These Performers Literally Play for Their Lives

Yes! Magazine

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For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival that invites musicians and artists to perform, and in exchange they get free access to health care services. Doctors, dentists, and other provider...

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Colombia's Displaced People Find Home by Transforming What's Discarded

Sojourners

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s Barrio Moravia was an illegal dumping site where displaced Colombians fleeing violence made informal settlements. Now a community center, organizations, and a public garden with more than 50,000 species have helped transform the neighborhood. “It's a barrio tha...

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Tanzanian Farmers Crack the Code for Fighting Land Grab

OZY

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Indigenous people in Tanzania are using “legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab territory.” While indigenous people live in most of the world’s land, they legally...

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This tool helps you make sure your 401(k) is supporting gender equality

FastCompany

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Gender Equality Funds is a tool that makes it possible for people to know if the mutual fund companies in their 401k’s are gender inclusive. The tools pulls data from 4,000 mutual funds companies and gives them a gender score. The aim is to empower people to invest their money in socially respons...

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Beyond the Stigma: State launching push to promote 'recovery-friendly' workplaces

New Hampshire Union Leader

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A state program is providing supports for businesses to create 'recovery friendly' workplaces for employees with substance use disorders. Supports include connecting employees with a licensed counselor, peer supports, and posted information about recovery resources.

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