The National Law Review | John Hawes | September 18, 2018
Substance abuse in the workplace is a very real problem for small businesses. It’s also a costly one.
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, drug abuse alone costs workplaces $130 billion in lost productivity, while alcohol abuse is costing upward of $240 billion—73% of which is due to lost productivity—according to the Centers for Disease Control. Alcohol, cannabis, and opioid pain medications are the most frequent substances used.