America's Work Place At Risk
Statistics from the Department of Labor show:
12.3 million adults currently use illicit drugs.
9.4 million (77%) are employed.
Alcohol is the most widely abused drug among working adults. An estimated 6.2 % of adults working full time are heavy drinkers.
More than 60 % of adults know someone who has reported for work under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Among the population of full-time employed current illicit drug users:
44 % work for small establishments (1-24 employees)
43 % work for medium establishments (25-499 employees)
13 % work for large establishments (500 or more employees)
How Does Substance Abuse Affect Your Workplace?
Studies show that substance abusers are:
Five times more likely to file a workers' compensation claim.
Two and a half times more likely to have absences of 8 days or more. They average ten times as many days missed as non-users.
3.6 times more likely to injure themselves or others in workplace accidents.
Five times more likely to be injured in an accident off the job.
Are one third less productive.
Request time off 2.2 times more often.
Come in late three times more often than others.
Cause a negative impact on heath care costs.