National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week -March 21st - 27th
Saving Lives & Protecting People
Substance abuse in the workplace can have far-reaching impacts that effect the organization. These effects are not just restricted to operational impacts. Effects of workplace substance abuse have very personal impacts to the employee, their co-workers, and those touched by the employee outside of the workplace. A strong Drug-Free Workplace policy and program provides both individuals struggling with substance abuse as well as their friends and co-workers with the resources to identify and address these issues.
Research into the effects of substance abuse has shown that employees who abuse drugs and alcohol have a significant increase in taking unexcused absences, being late for work, quitting or being fired within the first year of employment, be involved in a safety incident, and to file a workers’ compensation claim. Estimates of increased frequency of these examples range from 200% to 500% compared to other employees.
10 Treatment admissions
130 People who abuse
or are dependent
32 Emergency room visits
for misuse or abuse
825 People who use
painkillers for nonmedical use
AIC's System Capabilities
congratulate your teams on a drug-free work environment.
to share corporate culture messages surrounding drug & alcohol use.
Drug-Free Workplace Procedures & DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training