Substance abuse places a tremendous burden on American business. When it comes to illicit drug use in the workplace, small businesses carry the heaviest of the load. Forty-four percent of illicit drug users work for small companies. Small companies often do not have the resources or systems in place to reduce the threat. Left unchecked, drug abuse can seriously compromise the integrity and stability of your workplace.
Consider these statistics:
- Nearly 7% of adults employed full-time and 9% of those employed part-time currently use illegal drugs (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
- More than 70% of substance abusers hold some type of job (American Council of Drug Education).
- Drug use in the workplace costs employers approximately $81 billion each year in lost productivity (U.S. Department of Labor).
Thumbs Up Compliance has the capacity to assist companies in developing and managing a drug-free workplace.