StatisticsAnnual cost of alcoholism and drug addiction to U.S. businesses is approximately $120 billion .12% of full-time employees acknowledged either having used an illicit drug or having had five or more drinks at a time five or more times, or both, in the previous month.70% of all illegal drug users are employed either full or part time. Source: National Institute of Health (NIH)2
Statistics (cont’d)This suggests over 10 million people are current users of illegal drugs. One in every ten people in this countryOne in every ten people in this country has an alcohol problem. 3
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Why is Prevent ion of Drug Abuse in the Workplace Important?Drug and alcohol abusers are likely to: Miss more workdaysMore likely to injure self and othersMore Workers' compensation claims filedLess productive4