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Is Workplace Drug Testing Necessary?

workplace drug testingMany employers are starting to implement workplace drug testing programs, but are they really necessary? If the results of a number of studies are to be believed, the answer to that question is a big yes. Here are some of the reasons why workplace drug testing is necessary.

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Why Drugs and the Workplace Don’t Match

drugs and the workplaceDrug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for many employers. Studies conducted about the issue may vary in their results, but they are one in saying that most illicit drug users are actually employed. With so many employed drug users, consequences abound for both employers and employees. Drugs and the workplace certainly don’t match, and here are some of the reasons why.

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Are Drug Tests Effective?

drug testing in the workplaceIt is but normal for employers to become increasingly concerned about the growing incidences of substance abuse in the workplace. Many employers, however, have decided to take action instead of worrying about it. They developed drug policies for their companies, with most of them instituting drug tests in the workplace in accordance with those policies.

The question is, are drug tests effective? Are these drug testing programs effective in deterring current and potential employees from using marijuana, cocaine, and other drugs? The answer is a resounding yes.

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