Trades and construction are among the industries with the highest rates of alcohol consumption and drug use. Substance use disorder is roughly twice as common in the trades than in the general population. Given this disparity in prevalence, it is unsurprising that the trades show very high rate of overdose deaths, and concurrent mental health issues. At the same time, the culture of construction and trades has not fostered open discussion of these problems. For this reason, many who struggle with substances in the trades feel discouraged in their pursuit of recovery, and unaware of the supports available to them.
Hammer Time addresses this issue by providing those in the trades with an opportunity for connection, support, and education. Facilitated by an Umbrella staff member with extensive construction experience, Hammer Time offers a safe space to openly discuss substance use and recovery. Further, participants are directed toward helpful supports and resources.
Hammer Time is held online via Zoom on Thursdays from 7-8pm. No registration is required. To access this group, please click here.