The Costs of Employee Substance Abuse
The national average estimate for the cost of substance abuse to a company per
user is $7,000 in lost productivity, accidents, absenteeism and
replacing fired and suspended employees.
Use the following formula to estimate the cost of employee substance abuse in your
1. Estimate the percentage of your total number of employees that use drugs. The national average is 17 percent.
2. Multiply the number of employees you have by this percentage.
3. Multiply that by the national average cost per substance abuser ($7,000).
4. The result is the annual cost of substance abuse within your company.
Now call us
at 1-800-760-TEST and compare that number to the cost of
establishing a drug testing program to help reduce employee substance abuse -- you can't afford not to!