Top 4 Stressors That Can Lead to Employee Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Many people begin using drugs and alcohol during times of stress, even if they don’t realize it. Humans aren’t naturally stressed so use easily turnsĀ into abuse. Taking a quick look at the top stress factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse could help you, a co-worker or a loved one begin to find the root of the problem. Continue reading “Top 4 Stressors That Can Lead to Employee Alcohol & Drug Abuse” »

Do You Suspect An Employee of Struggling with an Adderall Addiction?

Adderall addiction is more common than most employers realize. For some people, an Adderall addiction begins with a legitimate need for the drug in their childhood and grows into a problem. Other people develop an Adderall addiction in their effort to remain competitive in the workplace.

Regardless, addiction can be the means of destroying a healthy, balanced lifestyle and wreaking havoc on your workplace.

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Drug Testing Practices for Multi-State Employers

 

Multi-state companies with pre-employment and current employment drug-testing policies must make sure that they are complying with the various state laws that apply. However, every state is different. Some states use different definitions for terms like “reasonable suspicion,” as well as require different steps employers must follow after a worker tests positive for illegal drugs. Continue reading “Drug Testing Practices for Multi-State Employers” »

Prescription Drug Addiction in the Workplace

The United States is suffering from an opioid crisis that affects families in all corners of the U.S. and in all walks of life. Prescription drugs are an enormous driver of opioid addiction, whether it is prescribed after surgery or provided by a family member or a friend. This epidemic inevitably spills over into the workplace as it continues to impact more lives. Employers have a higher need than ever to be on the lookout for hints of prescription drug addiction among their employees. Continue reading “Prescription Drug Addiction in the Workplace” »