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Chapter 27: Employee Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use: Scope, Causes, and Organizational Consequences
Employee Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use: Scope, Causes, and Organizational Consequences
Employee alcohol and illicit drug use is an issue that is important to and has received attention from managers, unions, policymakers, politicians, researchers, and the media. There are several reasons for this attention. First, use of alcohol and illicit drugs may undermine employee health, productivity, and safety, which leads to costs being incurred by employers. Second, in the US, passage of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 made employee substance use a salient issue for certain employers. Third, a large industry has developed around the issue of testing employees for the use of illicit drugs, and in some cases for alcohol use.
Although research on ...