Do you know how many adult illicit drug users are employed? Do you know the annual costs of drug use in the workplace in terms of accidents, absenteeism and lost productivity?
We benchmark positivity trends based on workplace drug test results and publish the findings each year in the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ (DTI), a public service for government, media and industry. DTI data has consistently shown that employers who drug test see their positivity rates decline. In the 2013 analysis of more than 125 million workplace urine drug tests over the past 25 years, the DTI revealed that the positivity rate for the combined U.S. workforce declined 74%, from 13.6% in 1988 to 3.5% in 2012. This decline helps to illustrate the effectiveness of drug testing in reducing the prevalence of employee drug use.
We also consulted other sources for facts and insights on workplace drug use such as the National Survey of Drug Use and Health. Our new infographic helps to highlight why it is important for employers to remain vigilant as they work to keep their workplaces drug free.
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