Are Drugs and Alcohol affecting your business?
Alcohol and other drug abuse is widespread in our society, and it affects us all in many ways. Although national, State, and local efforts have begun to show encouraging results, the problem of alcohol and other drug abuse remains a serious issue.
Employers who have implemented drug-free workplace programs have important experiences to share:
- Employers with successful drug-free workplace programs report decreases in absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, and theft; increases in productivity; and overall improved morale.
- Employers with long standing programs report better health status among many employees and family members and decreased use of medical benefits.
- Employers find that employees, employee representatives, and unions often welcome drug-free workplace programs. If you don’t have a program, your employees may be wondering why. Employers with drug-free workplace programs find that current users of alcohol and other drugs prefer organisations that do not have such programs.