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Substance abuse in the workplace: how employers can offer support

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It’s important for employees to know that they are not alone.

Time to read: 3 minutes
By Clark Lagemann

One in seven Americans will face a substance use disorder in their lifetime. And according to a recent survey, the pandemic has exacerbated substance use for employees. Among workers struggling with addiction or substance abuse issues, more than one-third say it has affected their work more since the pandemic began. So what can employers do to help if they don’t know their employee is struggling?

Synopsis:

  • Among workers struggling with addiction or substance abuse issues, more than one-third say it has affected their work more since the pandemic began.
  • Many employees are afraid to say they need help.
  • Substance use in the workplace results in absenteeism, lost productivity, and additional healthcare expenses.
  • Personal costs to individual employees include missed work resulting in lost wages among all the other health and lifestyle side effects of substance use.

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