Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Alcohol & Drug Addiction


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Industries with the Highest Rates of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Current Illicit Drug Use  
Current Heavy Alcohol Use


Food Service


Truck Drivers

General Facts About Substance Abusing Workers

*Absenteeism is 16 times greater among employees with alcohol and drug problems

*Non-substance abusing members of a substance abusers family use 10 times as much sick
leave as the average person

*Workplace substance related problems cost companies over $100 billion dollars each year
due to absenteeism, reduced productivity, errors, on-the-job injuries, grievances,
disciplinaryproblems and increases in Worker’s Compensation rates

*Approximately 70% of all illegal drug users are employed, 3/4 of them full time

*Substance abusers are five times more likely to file a worker’s compensation claim, use three
times as many sick days and are more likely to injure themselves or someone else.

*Up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities can be linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism

*Many random drug screen procedures are ineffective because they provide too much warning.

The Facts About EAPs &Wellness Programs

* Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) save companies on average $10 for every $1 spent
on the program

* EAPs average annual cost ranges between $12 and $20 per employee

*Only 1.5% of people with substance related problems sought help from the EAP. Reasons
cited include lack of knowledge abut the EAP, time constraints, and fear of retribution for
admitting to a drug problem.

* Less than 1/3 of 1% of employees are receiving treatment for substance problems

* 90% of employers limit benefits for substance abuse and mental health problems

* According to a study of a wellness program at Providence General Medical Center,
per-capita workers’ comp costs were reduced 83 percent and other savings were realized in
reduced sick leave and health-care costs, thanks to implementation of a wellness program.

* Studies show a correlation between employees who seek out corporate wellness programs
and the most productive workers.

* Morale is another benefit of a wellness program. These programs are inexpensive ways to
show employees the organization is interested in them as total persons  

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