What you don’t know about substance abuse in the Workplace

What you don’t know about substance abuse in the Workplace
Posted on January 30, 2017 | Journey to Diversity Workplaces | Written on January 30, 2017
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Author's Note:

Substance abuse is the harmful or hazardous use of prescription or illegal drugs for non-medical reasons. The use of drugs cause several physical harms, but these drugs mainly affect the way a person thinks, feels or acts. Abusing drugs can also lead to a physical dependence and addiction. Many workplace substance abuse issue related costs are hidden by general absenteeism or illnesses, an unnoticed lack of productivity, or a reluctance to link substance abuse directly with causes of accidents. Educating employees about the dangers of drug use is the main way to prevent substance abuse. Early intervention workplace programs can reduce substance abuse related issues in the workplace when these programs are implemented effectively. (Read more...)

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This article was contributed by J2DW volunteer blogger Shan Simpson

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