Drug And Alcohol Use In The Workplace Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Employees with substance abuse issues are 2.5 times more likely to be absent from work, according to the National Safety Council (NSC)."

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"It has been estimated that 70% of the illicit drug users in the United States are employed."

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"Nearly eight percent of full-time U.S. employees experience a substance use disorder (SUD)."

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"Substance abuse contributes to 35% of workplace injuries and fatalities."

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"24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year."

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"Workers with substance use disorders miss an average of 14.8 days per year."

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"Industries with the highest rate of substance abuse include construction, wholesale, manufacturing, and retail trade."

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"Small companies are less likely to offer drug and alcohol education programs, with only about 42% providing such resources."

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"At least 75% of substance abusers and addicts are employed."

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"One survey found that 36% of respondents believe the workplace contributes to drug and alcohol use."

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"Substance abuse-related accidents in the workplace cost employers around $74 billion annually."

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"Approximately 17% of U.S. employees have reported the use of drugs and alcohol at their workplaces."

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"Employees who misuse prescription drugs have over 1.5 times more days of absence compared to employees without a prescription drug problem."

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"The likelihood of a worker using drugs or alcohol increases with age, with the highest prevalence among those aged 35 to 49."

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