Do You Know the Risk Factors for Drug and Alcohol Abuse at Work?


The use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace has long been a concern for employers nationwide. Aside from poor work performance and unreliability, workers under the influence of drugs and alcohol can become reckless or complacent, jeopardizing their safety and the safety of their co-workers.

According to the National Workplace Drug Free Alliance, drug use in the workplace costs this country billions of dollars every year in lost productivity. Both alcohol and drug abuse have been linked to absenteeism, accidents and injuries at work, not to mention the established link between substance abuse and both workplace harassment and violence.