Why Should You Be Concerned?

77% of drug abusers are employed (JSI Research and Training Institute).

Substance abusers are absent 30 – 35 days per year and are three times more likely than non-users to be late for work.
(US Chamber of Commerce)

Substance abusers are three to four times more likely to have an accident on the job and five times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim.
(Employee Assistance Society of North America)

Substance abusers are 33-50% less productive.
(National Institute on Drug Abuse)

21% of workers report being injured or put in danger, having to re-do work or cover for another employee, or needing to work harder due to others’ drinking.
(JSI Research and Training Institute)

megaphoneA drug-free workplace can:

  • Reduce operational and medical costs.
  • Protect loyal and law abiding employees.
  • Improve products and services.
  • Increase employee morale.
  • Increase profits.
  • Help people lead healthier lives.
  • Result in better service to customers and clients.
  • Decrease absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover and theft.
  • Reduce the number of drug users, abusers, and addicts who apply for employment, as they seek out businesses that do not drug test or have drug-free workplace policies.

What Can You Do?

Establish a drug-free workplace education program.

Drug-free workplace education programs are designed to assist employers as they work to create a healthier, safer environment for their employees and to address substance abuse in the workplace.

There are a variety of programs that can assist employers in establishing drug-free workplace policies, and also provide education and training to employees and those in supervisory roles.

Access our education kit, policy templates, prevention ideas, and more.