Pre-Employment Drug Testing
Alliance 2020 assists companies in protecting their organizations against drug abuse. Pre-employment drug screening helps prevent the hiring of individuals who abuse drugs and is essential in the onboarding process.
Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on American businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, workplace drug use costs employers $81 billion annually. Left unchecked, drug abuse can seriously compromise the integrity and stability of your workplace.
Employee drug testing became more common after the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Mandatory drug testing guidelines were subsequently developed for many federal employees. Federal employers are required to follow drug testing protocol established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Every business and industry is unique and every employer should carefully determine how they should screen new hires. Alliance 2020 is here for you and can help you in your quest to achieve a drug free workplace.
Statistics to Consider:
Drug testing can help improve employee morale and productivity while decreasing absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover and theft.
Nearly 7 percent of adults employed full-time and 9 percent of those employed part-time currently use illegal drugs according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
More than 70 percent of substance abusers hold some type of job according to the American Council of Drug Education. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 60 percent of adults know someone who has come to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.