For the first time in history, more people died from accidental overdose of prescription drugs than from accidental overdose of illegal drugs. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently announced that virtually as many people die from driving under the influence of drugs as driving under the influence of alcohol. With these overwhelming statistics in mind, can you honestly say that you have the knowledge and are equipped to protect your family, let alone the workplace? Those that are using have no idea what they are taking and have no room for mistakes. Too much and they will kill you!
At a time when current studies show that 70% of employers have been impacted by prescription drugs and only 19% feel prepared to deal with prescription drug use, the epidemic is costing businesses in this country billions of dollars annually. An intensely informative presentation, riddled with research, case law, anecdotes and wit, Jodi will leave you with an understanding unlike any other of the current epidemic along with the tools to move forward to protect your business, yourself and your employees from the effects of the greatest drug epidemic this country has ever experienced. Drug Free Workplace policies, Employee Assistance Programs and Safety Testing laws and regulations are often outdated and could never have contemplated as originally written the impact of the use of controlled substances on the workplace, not to mention the legalization of marijuana.
It is estimated that 70% of the 14.8 million Americans who abuse drugs are employed and in the workplace, costing US business owners like you more than $140 billion annually. This includes the use of marijuana. So whether you agree or disagree with the use and legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, many states have legalized medical marijuana and a few have legalized recreational use, and your employees may be affected.
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