Why Drug Testing Employees?

Each year drug and alcohol abuse costs U.S. companies billions of dollars, which includes turnover rates for employees, unexcused absences, lower productivity, accidents, and increased workers’ compensation claims. According to the National Safety Council, employees who abuse prescription drugs are two to five times more likely to take unexcused absences, be late for work, be injured or violent at work, file workers’ compensation claims, and quit or be fired within one year of employment.

  • The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) reports 70% of the 14.8 million Americans who abuse drugs are employed.

  • More than 74% of all current illegal drug users are employed and cause up to 40% of industrial fatalities in the US according to the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA).

  • 50% of workplace accidents and up to 40% of employee theft is caused by drug abuse according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Due to these statistics, it is understandable why most insurance companies give discounts to companies that drug test. Accuracy First Diagnostics offers fast, convenient, and affordable drug testing services. Our options also include onsite and mobile drug testing which saves time and money. Call (980) 689-1233 today to get a customized service plan that fits your needs. Or visit our website at www.afdiagnostics.com to schedule an appointment.

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