Addressing Addiction in the Workplace

927dae82-fdeb-49ad-b240-0fe43ca8453eThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence recently reported that 14.8M Americans currently abuse drugs or alcohol – and 70 percent are currently employed. US News & World Report says that some warning signs that an employee is abusing substances include performance issues as well as behavioral and attendance problems. US News & World Report cautions employers to tread lightly, document everything if they suspect that an employee has a substance abuse problem, and ensure that the company has a drug and alcohol policy present in their employee handbook.

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