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In the US, 70% of substance abusers have full-time jobs, 65.7% of adult drug users are employed, and 15% of workers are occasionally drunk at work. Substance abuse leads to 60% of all poor performances and 40% of all industrial accidents.
Alcohol and drug abuse cost: $249 billion and $271 billion respectively
Lost productivity due to alcohol: $174 billion
Lost working days due to alcohol misuse: 56 million
Impact of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in the Workplace
Increased accident rate/injuries
Absenteeism/extra sick leave
Fatal accidents/premature death
Men in blue collar jobs face 3.5 times the risk of dying from alcohol-related diseases than those in managerial positions. Women in routine jobs face 5.7 times the risk of dying from alcohol-related diseases than those in white-collar industries.
Fields with the Most Problem Drinkers (per 1000 workers)
Construction and mining: 135
Leisure and hospitality: 109
Business, installation, maintenance, and repair: 106
Fields with the Highest Rates of Drug Abuse
Food preparation and serving: 17.4%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media: 12.4%
Installation, maintenance, and repair: 9.5%
Workforce Drug Testing Index
2016 data shows the highest (24% increase) workforce drug positivity since 2004, driven by illicit drugs.
Increase in positivity in the general U.S workforce from 2013-2016:
Oral fluid drug tests: 56.7% (with marijuana at a 74.7% increase – 5.1% in 2013 and 8.9% in 2016; methamphetamines at a 75% increase)
Hair drug tests: 41.9%
Urine drug test 2015-2016: cocaine at 12% increase; and 7.7% increase in the federally mandated, safety-sensitive US workforce.
Performance-related problems linked to alcohol are caused by drinking before work, resulting in hangovers that increase the frequency of:
Feeling sick/taking sick days
Sleeping on the job
Trouble with tasks/co-workers
Workplace drinkers are:
Men more than women
Younger more than older
Single rather than married
Managers more than their underlings
In the past year, 24% of drinkers drank during their workday
80% of alcohol-related problems at work are from social drinkers, not alcohol -dependent people
One in ten small business owners report that employees have shown up for work under the influence of controlled substances.
Drug abuse costs businesses $81billion/year (up to 10% of annual payroll)
75% of illicit drug users are currently employed (17% of the workforce)
9 out of 10 drug abusers work at small or medium-sized businesses
60% of adults know someone who has gone to work under the influence
3 million workers go to work under the influence each year (3% of the workforce)
83% of employees admit that their performance was affected
33% admit to having gone to work with a hangover
22% (nearly 1 in 4) admit to making mistakes at work
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03 Apr 2020
exceeded my expectations.amazing programme.excepional professional staff,they know we are all individuals with particular requirements. a tailored programme and not a generic process. Incredibly well led by Jonny.Amazing how much work goes on in the background to achive this. Never had a bad day, I have exited the venue a new person.Great food , full credit to the cleaning team , unsung heroes. I will never forget the venue , process , team of Primrose and the residents. Thank you allfor your patience.Will also never forget after care is available.Highly recommend. Cannot think of any negatives particually in current climate where the team adjusted to continue my recovery.thank you from the bottom of my heart ,could not have achieved my desired direction without your support.
02 Apr 2020
I would just like to say the staff have been brilliant. Any problems or queries I have had have been answered or resolved. The medical detox was exceptional.
02 Apr 2020
I have no room for complaint. Sanctuary Lodge is magical. From my walk around introduction with Tracey and my recovery programme with Johnny. The whole process has been liberating and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. Sanctuary Lodge is the best investment I have ever made and will ever make. Each and every staff member have a passion for the recovery of all clients, it’s so clear to see. Thank you!
02 Apr 2020
Food was amazing, Simon a great cook and Lianne is a great recovery worker
02 Apr 2020
My journey has been very productive and positive. Walking in was a relief because I wanted to come in but it was scary, and coming out without feeling too confident I do feel more at peace with myself, with hope of a better life like it should be, and that is all thanks to Sanctuary lodge. Therapy has been great and my therapist Jenna. The service is excellent.
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