New York state is set to begin offering tax breaks to companies that hire recovering addicts.
The tax breaks were part of the state budget. Governor Cuomo says it is a first-of-its-kind program in the US.
The program will offer tax incentives for "certified employers" that hire people who are in recovery from substance abuse, for either a part or full-time job.
The tax breaks will take effect starting in 2020 with the state offering $2,000 for each eligible employee. They will have to work a minimum of 500 hours before the tax credit takes effect.