Scope of the Problem

 

 

 

  • Lost workdays, accidents and increased liability cause insurance rates to soar.

  • The cost to American businesses is more than $110 BILLION a year.

  • Nationwide, over 70% of employees who use illegal drugs in the workplace are employed full time.

  • 44% of employees who use illegal drugs work for companies with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Drug abusing employees acquire 300% higher medical costs and benefits leading to increases in health insurance rates or a drain on welfare funds.

  • Studies show that substance abusers function at about 67% of capacity.

  • Up to 40% of industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol abuse and alcoholism

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