An Industry United Against Substance Use Disorder

Recovery Week encourages our industry to come together and hear from industry leaders, medical experts, mental health counselors and special guest speakers who are working to end this epidemic and provide support to anyone who may be struggling. Confronting SUD, advancing well-being and saving lives are the goals of this initiative.

Our Program

BTEA Northeast’s Fourth Annual Building Trades Recovery Week is a national substance use awareness and action campaign taking place in 2024 during the week of April 22nd. The week includes opportunities for in-person and virtual educational sessions, culminating in a Jobsite Stand Down on Friday, April 26.

Our Supporters

We would not be able to continue this critical work without the support of our supporters. Each year, we remain overwhelmed with the amount of generosity from across the industry and are grateful that this initiative is a true team effort.

By the Numbers

Construction Workers

15%

have a substance use disorder

83%

have had a mental health issue

229

of 100k lose their life to SUD

Resources

Photo Gallery

Take a look at captivating moments from previous Recovery Week events.

Employee Assistance Programs

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provide care options for those in recovery from substance use disorder. As part of their preventative services, they may also provide mental healthcare, financial planning and wellness services which can be accessed year round.

Get Involved

Please help us confront SUD and improve overall wellness in the union-building trades.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Jenn Geary.