Random Drug and Alcohol Testing can effectively detect substance abuse in the workplace, ultimately helping keep employees safe and healthy in the workplace. More and more companies are using Random Testing as a method of reducing workplace incidents, and as an extra precaution if experiencing an increase in positive results after an incident. Random Testing is a great tool to identify substance abuse in the workplace, in a fair and effective way.
Individuals who are struggling with substance abuse often display similar symptoms, or signs. It’s important to recognize these symptoms, as recognition is the first step towards getting professional help that may save a life. Studies have shown that over 77% of illicit drug users are employed, demonstrating how likely it is that someone in your workplace may be struggling.
Everyday, 11 people in Canada die of an opioid overdose. Opioid overdose has become a national crisis in Canada, and this crisis continues to impact the entire country. Between January 2016 and September 2018, more than 10,300 Canadians lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses, with this number only continuing to rise as the months go on. It’s crucial that we are educated on the symptoms of opioid use, the way that opioids affect the body, and how we can help prevent any more opioid-related deaths from occurring.
Substance abuse makes an increasingly negative impact on businesses, causing an overall loss of time, money, and productivity. Workplace substance abuse costs companies around 100 billion dollars each year, which is money loss that can easily be prevented by having your company perform workplace drug and alcohol testing.