Alcohol and drug abuse create significant problems in the private life of the abuser and his or her family. Employees’ private matters, in theory, should be of no concern to employers, yet the consequences of substance abuse stretch far beyond the abuser’s private life, and it is often the workplace where the problem comes to light and is addressed.
As a reputable and experienced provider of drug tests in West Palm Beach, FL we know that substance abusers make high-risk employees. They can decrease productivity and efficiency, and affect other employees’ morale. Health-related hazards include compromised physical safety, e.g. as a result of violent behaviors or uncoordinated movements, and errors with potentially fatal consequences, e.g. in medical professions, heavy industry or transportation.
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