WORKPLACE DRUG ABUSE
Drug abuse, has become the scourge of the
civilized world threatening not only the health and life of the community, but
the very fabric of our society, our family. Drugs are of concern to all of us.
They kill, they maim and they destroy our quality of life. They undermine
economies, tear apart families, promote and sustain criminal activity. The drug
habit recognizes no barriers, color, race, religion, sex, age or social
As we know that using drugs impairs decision-making
abilities as well as physically impairs people. This is a deadly concoction
when on the job.
Poor work performance
out of or arrive late to the workplace.
File for workers’
compensation claims and benefits.
large businesses typically have to do so. This is a critical error, as
drug users will generally apply only at places that do not have mandated drug
Drug testing and educational programs
have been proven to provide benefits such as:
Remedies to avoid use of
drugs at workplace
Seek help for mental illness. Mental
illness and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand. Those with a mental illness
may turn to drugs as a way to ease the pain. Those suffering from some form of
mental illness, such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress
disorder should seek the help of a trained professional for treatment before it
leads to substance abuse.
Examine the risk factors. If you’re aware of the biological, environmental
and physical risk factors you possess, you’re more likely to overcome them..
Keep a well-balanced life. People take up drugs when something in their life
is not working, or when they’re unhappy about their lives or
where their lives are going. Look at life’s
big picture, and have priorities in order.