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Dangers of Addiction in the Workplace

Dangers of Addiction in the Workplace

Drug use in the workplace is on the rise, with Quest Diagnostics reporting an uptick from 4.0% positive drug tests to 4.2% in 2016.

Based on these tests, the most common workplace drugs include methamphetamines and amphetamines (Desoxyn, Adderall), cocaine, and marijuana. There are also other substances, such as opiates, which are increasingly common and addictive. Drug and alcohol abuse are damaging to the workplace. Whether employees are using at work or in their free time, substance abuse is dangerous to their health, as well as the health of your company. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer personalized treatment for substance abuse in Florida. Our services include industry-specific treatments that combine professionalism, swift assistance, and comprehensive support.

How Addiction Hurts Companies

It is clear that addiction and alcoholism harm the happiness and health of individuals. But, what about in the workplace? In workplaces, addiction is harmful to everyone. Addiction and alcoholism in the workplace result in issues such as:

  • Increased rates of injury
  • More frequent workplace accidents
  • Absenteeism
  • Loss of production
  • Increased risk to other employees
  • Theft
  • Decreased morale
  • Higher turnover

The issues above are general challenges presented by addiction in the workplace, but specific substances present increased challenges. For example, stimulants, such as cocaine, can cause dangerous effects during and after intoxication. This includes paranoia, impaired judgment, delusions, and hallucinations. In a workplace setting, this can be incredibly dangerous. Other substances also present challenging intoxicating effects, and withdrawals are always dangerous at the workplace.

Getting Help for Employees

Helping employees find sobriety won’t just benefit your company, it will greatly improve the lives of your employees and their families. At Banyan Detox Stuart, our industry-specific treatment options are proven effective for the recovery of employees across all industries. We offer medically supervised drug and alcohol treatment in Stuart for employees of all industries, ages, and treatment needs.


Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our medically supervised drug and alcohol treatment in Stuart.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Dangers of Addiction in the Workplace
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