The Importance of Workplace Drug Prevention

The Importance of Workplace Drug Prevention

The Importance of Workplace Drug Prevention

  • Reduce absenteeism, tardiness, sick leave and personal time off
  • Reduce employee discipline problems
  • Improve employee morale and motivation
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Reduce workers’ compensation costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve company image

An Ideal Venue to Influence Adults

Clear, consistent workplace substance abuse policies and employee drug education can:

1) Create an informed workforce,
2) Significantly reduce drug and alcohol abuse problems in the workplace,
3) Reach employees, their families, and into their communities with prevention messages.

Small and Medium Businesses at Risk

Small businesses bear the greatest burden of substance abusers. Traditionally, larger employers participated in drug-free workplace practices, and, as a result, small to medium employers were - in essence - adversely selected against in terms of employees that were left to hire. Additionally, substance abusers will steer away from drug-free workplace companies and go to work for those small businesses without a program where there is no drug testing involved - which may result in their detection.

Substance Abuse Costs for Employers

  • Employee absenteeism
  • Less productive
  • Work performance problems
  • Industrial fatalities
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Higher medical costs
  • More turnover
  • Skipped days
  • Workplace theft
  • Workplace violence