Important Facts You Should Know:
From: An Employer's Guide to Dealing with Substance Abuse
United States Department of Labor
If you work in a government agency, you must face some facts:
Seventy percent of all illegal drug users are employed.
This suggests over 10 million people are current users of illicit drugs.
One in twelve full time employees self-reports current use of illicit drugs.
One in every ten people in the United States has an alcohol problem.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that:
Employees who are unable to cope with today's work/life changes disturb the business process significantly
They work at only 2/3's capacity
They cost business $100 billion yearly in lost productivity.
Employees who are impaired collect 3 times as much sick pay and use health insurance benefits 9 times more often.
One report cites that 75% of visits to family physicians are stress related.
49% of workplace deaths and 47% of accidents are drug related.