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Drugs in the Workplace

Ethical behavior, drug use in the work place with examples and stats.

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Drug use by a coworker may be rightfully private to an employer, but if a fellow employee comes to work high, drunk or hung-over all bets are off, we now have a right to know.

People between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four have used drugs in the past year, this makes up seventy percent of job holders. That is an average of one in four employees. In the United States, we use at least sixty percent of the entire world's manufacturing of illicit drugs. (, 2007) This being known, we should not be surprised of the problems these substance abusers can bring to the workplace.

Since a user can lower productivity, reduce profits, raise insurance costs and increase the risk for an accident, not to mention cost you your job or even your life; it seems senseless not to have pre-employment as well as random drug screenings as part of a company's policies and procedures. (Goree, ...

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Companies need to take the five step approach to having a comprehensive drug-free work environment. This means when a company states they are "a drug-free work place" they have a written policy in place, all supervisors have been trained on the matter, all employee's have........