Substance abuse is always a problem, but drug abuse in the workplace is especially concerning. Hearing of drug use at work is nothing new, but with the increase of heroin and prescription pain-pills (opioids) in the workplace, yet overall drop in reported at work drug use in the U.S., it’s definitely something to talk about.
In the last several years, heroin use went from around 100,000 American users in 2006 to a whopping 700,000 in 2013. This scary upsurge is nothing to ignore.
Stats Of Workers Under The Influence Of Heroin And Other Opioids
- 82% jump of workers testing positive for heroin drug abuse in the workplace between the short time of 2010 to 2013.
- Between 2003 and 2013, workers testing positive for opioids including hydrocodone (Vicodin) almost doubled and for hydromorphone (Diluadid) it nearly tripled.
To combat this epidemic, companies are increasing drug testing, partaking in a zero-tolerance rule and creating programs to help workers get treatment and get back into the workforce.
Learn The Signs Of Drug Use In The Workplace
The majority of people in the U.S. living with substance abuse disorders lead very ordinary lives. You may not be aware that a co-worker or loved one even has a problem.
Educate yourself and help the individual by learning the signs of drug use in the workplace.
Discrete Outpatient Addiction Treatment
If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse, but taking time off work is not a practical solution, they can still get help. The Dunes East Hampton’s luxury rehab center in New York provides individual attention in a comfortable, luxurious and discreet setting that allows our clients to return home each day.
The advantage to choosing an intensive outpatient program is that our clients can continue to go to work or school, while receiving the benefits of our proven therapy methods and holistic approach to treating drug and alcohol addiction. Our effective program includes individual and group therapy, as well as meditation, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, equine therapy and more.
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