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Preventing Drug Abuse in the Workplace Grace Donaldson, PHR Solutions: Human Resources Management & Recruiter 1
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Statistics ± Annual 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
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Statistics (cont’d) ± This suggests over 10 million people are current users of illegal drugs. ± ne in every ten people in this country One 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 orkplace Important? Workplace Important? Drug and alcohol abusers are likely to: iss more workdays ± Miss more workdays ± More likely to injure self and others ± More Workers' compensation claims filed ± Less productive 4
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Bringing it home une 10 anny John M anibusan terfered with efforts to catch June 10 - Danny John M. Manibusan interfered with efforts to catch several people who were distributing more than 1,400 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, the drug commonly known as "ice.“ He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $2 million fine. May 27 – Joshua Ulloa was sentenced to seven years and 3 months r helping to run a drug- anufacturing operation out his san ome for helping to run a drug manufacturing operation out his Asan home, where his children lived. Children were between the ages 1 and 10. May 27 – Richard John Ichihara was sentenced 30 years for bringing 50 grams of ice into Guam. The street value is $7M. Over the course of his involvement in drug traffiking, using drug proceeds, he opened two businesses, TRS Tavern 1 and TRS Tavern II. Source: Pacific Daily News 5
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Importance of Identifying and Responding to Substance buse in the Workplace Abuse in the Workplace elps prevent the hiring of illegal substance abusers when pre ± Helps prevent the hiring of illegal substance abusers when pre- employment drug testing is required. elps deter current employees from on- e- b substance abuse. ± Helps deter current employees from on the job substance abuse. ± Provides assistance in helping employees recover from abuse. ± Provides a safer workplace for all employees and customers. educes workers compensation premiums ± Reduces workers compensation premiums. 6
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Federal and State Laws on Substance Abuse (cont’d) nder the American Disabilities Act (ADA) alcoholism is a disability but Under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), alcoholism is a disability, but alcoholic employees may be held to the same performance standards as other employees.
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