The National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA) is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse and collaborates with other organizations in activities that educate and encourage a safe work environment. That said, this year’s annual observance of the NDWA National Drug-Free Work Week is October 12 through 17. The goal of this public awareness campaign is to educate employers, employees and the general public on the importance of being drug-free and to encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.
Drug use in the workplace costs the United States billions of dollars every year in lost productivity, increased health problems and workplace accidents. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 7% of adults employed full-time and 9% of those employed part-time currently use illegal drugs. In fact, more than 60% of adults know someone who has come to work under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
You can help by spreading the word to encourage individual workplaces to conduct activities designed to educate and encourage a safe, drug-free, healthy work environment – reflecting the true spirit of Drug Free Work Week.
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