According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug abuse and addiction have negative consequences for individuals and for society. Estimates of overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including productivity, health and crime related costs exceed $600 billion annually. This includes approximately $193 billion for illicit drugs, $193 billion for tobacco, and $235 billion for alcohol. As staggering as these numbers are, they do not fully describe the breadth of destructive public health and safety implications. Most of the people abusing drugs and/or alcohol also have jobs, meaning their habits often seep into everyday operations of businesses.
This is why it is important for companies to establish workplace drug and alcohol abuse policies. The implementation of a drug and alcohol policy can protect your company from safety liabilities, as well as save money on insurance cost.
Southern Background Services, LLC has a nationwide network of collection sites, over 4,000 service locations. Our partnership with eScreen gives our customers an advantage of having the most advanced technology with paperless chain of custody, rapid screening, and customized collection options.
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