Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on American businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers $81 billion annually. Left undetected, drug abuse can seriously compromise the integrity and stability of the workplace. Consider these statistics:
- According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), 70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. In fact the U.S. Department of Labor reports that more than 60 percent of adults know someone who has come to work under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that nearly 7 percent of individuals employed full time, and 9 percent of those employed part time currently use illegal drugs.
- Further, reports indicate that individuals with a work history of three or more jobs within the previous five years are almost twice as likely to be current or past users of illegal drugs as those have had two or fewer jobs.
Setting the standard for best practices in employment testing, Hi Complexity Labs provides comprehensive services and products to employers looking to implement or enhance their drug and alcohol testing programs. From screening through confirmation, our flexible and robust solutions include testing for a wide array of drugs with rapid screening and validating devices.
High Complexity Labs offers a reporting system that notifies you immediately when a test result has been released from the lab, so any employer’s administrator can quickly access the results through our secure system.