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Published on December 17, 2007

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The Majority of Current Drug Users:  The Majority of Current Drug Users Employed 74.6% Source: SAMHSA 2003 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, Published 2004 (Current Users of Illicit Drugs, Ages 18 and Over) Are Employed Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Absenteeism Tardiness The typical substance-abusing worker is 10 times more likely to miss work. Alcohol’s impact on the workplace causes over 500 million lost workdays each year. American Council for Drug Education Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Accidents Substance abusers are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident at work. Abusers of alcohol on the job cause 65% of all on-the-job accidents and is related to 1 of every 6 on-the-job fatalities. American Council for Drug Education Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Workmen’s Compensation Substance abusers are 5 times more likely to file a worker’s compensation claim. Alcohol adds approximately $3.5 billion to workers’ compensation claims every year American Council for Drug Education Files Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Productivity Substance abusers are 33% less productive. Loss of productivity related to alcohol use in the workplace costs businesses over $33 billion annually American Council for Drug Education Hangovers:  Hangovers Hangover-related health problems cost society about $148 billion a year. SAMSHA Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Increased Health Care Costs Drug abusers are 300% more likely to use medical benefits. Alcohol abusers utilize sick benefits 3 times more than other employees Theft - 18% of cocaine users admit to stealing from co-workers Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects Changes in the way workers interacts with others Workplace Effects:  Workplace Effects The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the annual cost to business for every employee who is not ‘fit for duty’ due to substance abuse is $9,600. WHERE SUBSTANCE ABUSERS WORK (ROUTINELY):  WHERE SUBSTANCE ABUSERS WORK (ROUTINELY) Construction Auto Industry Food Service Entertainment Bartenders WHERE SUBSTANCE ABUSERS DON’T WORK (ROUTINELY):  WHERE SUBSTANCE ABUSERS DON’T WORK (ROUTINELY) Protective Services Precision Production Electrical Field Administrative Support Drug Use Has Declined!:  Drug Use Has Declined! Source: Quest drug testing index-based on 7 million tests QUEST DIAGNOSTICS' 2004 DRUG TESTING INDEX     Annual Positivity Rates (For Combined U.S. Workforce) (More than 7.2 million tests from January to December 2004)   Annual Positivity Rates (For Combined U.S. Workforce) (More than 7.2 million tests from January to December 2004)

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