What’s the cost of drug abuse? Financially, it costs society, and the US economy, almost $275 billion every year, taking into account both illegal and prescription drug abuse. The emotional impact simply cannot be costed, as it cripples the users’ mind and body, and tears apart families and relationships.
It’s impact on the workplace is equally frightening: a combination of low attendance, lost productivity and mounting healthcare costs can wreak havoc, as discussed in this infographic. The suggested solution is to confront the problem head-on by implementing compulsory drug-testing into workplace policy.
Infographic by – US Drug Test Centers