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Drug and Alcohol Free-Workplace

Substance abuse costs employers $81 billion annually.

The economic costs of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States are significant and have continued to rise. 

Some of the typical warning signs of a drug or alcohol problem are:

  • Slow Reactions, Unsteadiness, Confusion
  • Recklessness 
  • Frequent Accidents 
  • Absenteeism and Tardiness 
  • Unreliability 
  • Declining Performance 

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace programs are not intended to interfere in anyone’s personal life, but to improve safety in the workplace.

A drug-free awareness program should inform employees about:

  1. The dangers caused by drug abuse in the workplace. 
  2. The employer's policy and activities that will be used to maintain a drug-free workplace. 
  3. The types of services available like drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs. 
  4. The penalties that will be imposed on employees who violate the drug-free workplace policy. 

Having a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace is important for the well-being of you and your fellow employees.

Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.