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How to Handle Employees Who Have Drug and Alcohol Issues

Author: Wayne D. Garris

According to the US Department of Labor, more than 70 percent of illicit drug users in the US were employed. This means that at some point, almost all employers will have on staff an individual who uses drugs or alcohol during their time of employment. When drugs and alcohol become a serious issue for an employee, performance and behavior at work can deteriorate. Even drug and alcohol use that occurs while off duty can create an unsafe environment for employees and clients of a company. This guide will help employers to handle employees with drug and alcohol issues and prevent these types of issues from arising in the future.