Today, no business,
regardless of its size, type, or location, is immune to the many evils that
substance abuse can cause. The majority of substance
abusers are employed and do not leave their problems at home!
Alcohol continues to be the most widely abused legal
substance among working adults.
Individuals who abuse alcohol are more likely to have
changed employers 3 or more times in the past year, and it is estimated
that alcoholism causes 500 million lost workdays annually.
Nearly 40% of industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial
injuries can be linked to alcohol consumption & alcoholism.
the number one illegal substance among working adults, followed by
Cocaine and Crystal Methamphetamine.
of all current illicit drug users are employed.
Drug abuse in the workplace breeds drug dealers in the workplace.
Substance abusers account for increased absenteeism, job
injuries, and lower productivity, and disagreement with co-workers and
Substance abuse cost American businesses over $100 billion
Substance abusers are 5 times more likely to file a
workers’ compensation claim.
More than 60% of adult workers know someone who has
reported for work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A substance abuser will function at about 67% of his or
means higher costs to your Company through: