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An Industry United Against Substance Use Disorder

BTEA Northeast brings the unionized construction industry together to raise the profile of substance use disorder (SUD), break the stigma of addiction and educate both labor and management about viable recovery options. Confronting SUD, advancing well-being and saving lives are the goals of this third annual program.

Our Program

BTEA Northeast’s Third Annual Building Trades National Recovery Week is a national substance use awareness campaign taking place this year during the week of April 24, 2023. The week includes opportunities for in-person and virtual educational sessions, culminating in a Jobsite Stand Down on Friday, April 28.

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.


APRIL 24 – 28, 2023


0 %
of construction workers have a substance use disorder (SUD)
0 %
of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue
construction workers out of every 100,000 lose their life to SUD each year

Get Involved

Please help us in confronting SUD and improving overall wellness in the union building trades.

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