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Substance misuse

Pills and alcohol

Support could be the key to wellness

Alcohol and drug misuse can negatively affect an employees' performance. Having the support of their employer could be the key to their wellness. 

A 2002 study done by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse showed that substance misuse both in the workplace and at home led to lost productivity and premature death, and estimated the overall associated cost at $39.8 billion dollars1. In a typical workplace, 10-20% of employees abuse alcohol2 and two to seven percent use illicit drugs3.

Use the resources in this section to learn what you can do as an employer or manager to provide assistance to workers that struggle with substance issues.

            Substance misuse