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    Last Updated:May 6, 2014 - 2:18:08 PM   Resources/Articles    

Methamphetamine can impact businesses through employee absenteeism, property theft, vandalism, and environmental pollution. Employees who use meth pose a risk to themselves and to fellow employees, and they create liability for the business.


Facts that business owners need to know:


·         About 1 in 10 workers has a drinking problem

·         About 1 in 20 workers has a drug problem

·         77% of current adult drug users are employed

·         Drug using employees are:

Ø  twice as likely to be absent

Ø  three times more likely to be late for work

Ø  nearly four times more likely to injure themselves or others

Ø  five times more likely to file a workers-comp claim


Businesses must learn to protect themselves!


The Meth Task Force members offer training and technical assistance for local businesses in the following areas:


1.    Identifying meth paraphernalia and signs of meth use;

2.    Developing and implementing a drug-free workplace policy;

3.    Risk and liability management related to alcohol and other drug use; and

4.    Creating and implementing drug testing policies.

For information about training workshops that are currently available, or join the Business Support Subcommittee, please contact:


Felicia Skaggs, Kern County Mental Health



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