Alcohol and drug use among employees and their family members can be an expensive problem for business.
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. workers will struggle with abuse or dependence of illicit drugs, prescription medications, and alcohol abuse/dependence each year. The resulting health care costs, absenteeism, accidents, theft, and lost productivity costs the total U.S. economy an estimated $276 billion annually.
By investing in effective and inexpensive substance abuse programs, employers can greatly reduce these costs and improve their employees’ quality of life and work. Understanding its impact on your workforce population is the first step in addressing the problem.
The Substance Use Calculator uses your company’s demographics to estimate your workforce’s substance abuse disorder prevalence, its cost to your bottom line, and the potential savings associated with implementing intervention programs.