Our biggest success story with our program involved an employee who was tested for reasonable suspicion. It was early in our program, at a time when we were still trying to figure out how to best implement our program. He was tested and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. We referred him for an assessment and for treatment, and when he came back to work his productivity greatly increased. Before we confronted him he was marginally doing his job. Now he is working in a lead role and is a very valued member of our team. Our program saved this guy.

Joby Woodford
Non-ferrous Manufacturing Product and Process Engineer
Funk Finecast, Inc.
  • 47% of serious workplace accidents and 40% of workplace accidents resulting in fatalities have drug and/or alcohol involvement (Occupational Medicine)

  • 38-50% of all workers' compensation claims are related to the abuse of alcohol or drugs in the workplace (National Council on Compensation Insurance)

  • Over 90% of alcoholics and 77% of drug addicts (up 10% since 1992) are employed (National Institute on Drug Abuse, Department of Health & Human Services)

  • 15-17% of employees in any average U.S. company are substance abusers (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • On average, each substance abusing employee costs their employer $7,000 - $25,000 (Small Business Administration)

Substance Abuse in Industry Segments

Millions of Americans are affected each day by drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse can ruin an individual's health, break-up families, damage careers, and result in people being sent to jail or even losing their lives. It is widely recognized that substance abuse, which is widespread in our community and our society, is also in our workplaces.

The dangerous behaviors of substance abusers are not left outside when abusers enter their workplace. These people jeopardize the safety and health of themselves, their co-workers and the public. They statistically have more absenteeism, use of medical benefits, accidents, and workers' compensation claims. Additionally, they have a greater involvement in pilferage and are less productive than non-substance -abusing employees. With that, they are serious threats to the solvency of their workplaces.

Working Partners® works with businesses of all types, with an emphasis on industries where the substance abuse challenges are the greatest. These include:

Manufacturing Markets