employer drug test

To Test or Not to Test for Drugs

Nearly 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Three-quarters of those struggling with addiction to alcohol, pain medication, marijuana and other substances are employed.

Drugs at Work? Why Your Company Should Have a Workplace Program

The cost of drug abuse to society is staggering. It’s estimated to exceed $190 billion – with the most ($130 billion) in lost productivity. Given that an estimated 70 percent of people with a substance use problem are employed, the impact on the workplace can range from increased use of sick time to decreased productivity and even violence.