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Alcoholism and drug abuse in the workplace

employee assistance programs

by Walter F. Scanlon

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Employee assistance programs.,
  • Alcoholism and employment.,
  • Drugs and employment.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementWalter F. Scanlon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF5549.5.E42 S37 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 146 p. :
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2538439M
    ISBN 100030053498
    LC Control Number85019392

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Then you can start reading Kindle books Format: Paperback. the myth that workplace alcohol and illicit drug use is highly prevalent; the myth that employee substance use has a strong effect on productivity, leading to high costs for employers; and the myth that drug testing and employee assistance programs Author: Frone, Michael R.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Scanlon, Walter F. Alcoholism and drug abuse in the workplace. New York: Praeger, (OCoLC) Other side effects of addiction and drug abuse at work can include: Withdrawal symptoms affecting job performance; Inability to focus or concentrate while under the influence; Needless risk-taking affecting company; Illegal sales of drugs to coworkers and other illicit activities; Those who abuse drugs are not the only ones affected in the workplace.

employees who have a drug or alcohol problem. That is why it is important for every employer to have a drug and alcohol policy. There are two separate issues that need to be considered in any drug and alcohol policy. The first is the use of alcohol and drugs while at work.

Anyone under the influence of any drug. The Importance of a Substance Abuse Policy – The Drug-Free Workplace Act of requires some Federal contractors and all Federal grantees to agree to provide drug-free workplaces as a precondition of receiving contracts or grants from Federal agencies.

Having a strong policy in place can also aid in substance abuse. The Dangers of Substance Abuse in the Workplace Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase in health insurance claims.

• Drug testing and/or alcohol monitoring. Transition Back to Work. If an employee agrees to address a substance abuse or addiction issue, one of the biggest challenges for an employer will be to create a return to work.

Support employees with a drug or alcohol problem. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse (or abuse) will help you to manage health and safety risk in your workplace, develop a policy to deal with drug and alcohol.

Other terms associated with substance abuse include chemical dependency, drug addiction, drug abuse, and substance dependence. Any use of drugs in a manner that violates the norms of society is considered substance abuse.

In the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychological Association defines substance abuse. Workplaces have introduced programs to prevent and treat alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse among employees, especially over the past 25 years.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that costs of healthcare related to alcohol use disorders in the United States is in the neighborhood of $25 billion yearly and the overall costs in United States are upwards of $ billion. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that: Workers with alcohol.

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The Problem of Workplace Drug Abuse. Of all drug users, % are employed and active in the workplace, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

Additionally, 1/3 of all employees are aware of illegal sale of drugs in their workplace. There are many levels of substance abuse and many kinds of drugs, some of them readily accepted by society. Legal Substances Legal substances, approved by law for sale over the counter or by doctor's prescription, include caffeine, alcoholic beverages (see alcoholism), nicotine (see smoking), and inhalants (nail polish.

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious workplace issue. Of the million illicit drug users aged 18 or older, million (%) were employed either full or part time, according to the U.

Employees engaging in substance abuse during work hours is a more common occurrence than most people think, regardless of random drug tests and the risk of discovery.

This volume is therefore a particularly valuable resource as it serves as a practical guide to the development, implementation and enforcement of alcohol and drug policies for clients or employers seeking to control employee substance abuse in the workplace.

Useful guidance Alcohol and Drugs in the Canadian Workplace Author: Fasken Martineau Norm Keith B.A., LL.B., CRSP and Ailsa J. Wiggins, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., partner. It was oriented toward emphasizing the gravity of workplace alcohol problems as compared with drug problems, arguing that serious drug abusers were not as likely to appear in the work Cited by: 7.

Drug-Free workplace programs are comprehensive programs that address illicit drug use by federal employees and in federally regulated industries. Legal Requirements. Learn about the legal requirements that can affect drug-free workplace policies and workplace drug.

Learn about the relationship between substance abuse and the workplace can be closely related and discover how workplace programs can help more people get treatment. () Drug and Alcohol .In Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse, editors Joel B. Bennett and Wayne E.

K. Lehman shed light on the limitations of drug testing and demonstrate how individual and organizational wellness efforts can more effectively reduce employee alcohol and drug an era of widespread drug testing, employee substance abuse Pages: There are federal laws that provide guidelines on the policies employers can set regarding drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace.

Employers can prohibit the use of drugs and alcohol, test for drug use, and fire employees who are engaging in illegal drug use. The regulations are typically listed in the organization's drug and alcohol abuse .