A Look Into How Employers And Locals Deal With Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is a growing health concern, but what of the economic impact?  Inactive or unproductive employees lead employers and locals to deal with substance abuse as the problem continues to have financial consequences. Job Costs Employers are encountering more and more drug addiction in the workforce.  Not only are accidents more frequently caused by employees working under the influence, the hiring pool is limited. Addiction centers have seen a few trends over the years, the biggest being that patients appear to be getting younger and younger.  Many have never even held a job before.  After recovering from addiction, they…

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Parents Need To Know The Facts About Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana continues to be a national favorite among illicit drugs, according to a recent study by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Prescription drug abuse, binge drinking, hallucinogens and even tobacco use are down.  Marijuana, on the other hand, remains at the top of the list, with the number of pot smokers rising to 7% of the population instead of the 5.8% in 2007. SAMHSA surveyed seventy thousand people aged twelve and older, all representative of the entire country’s drug use.  The poll determined that 8.7% of the population aged twelve and older admit to drug…

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