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The social and economic problems of alcohol use not only affect those who drink but also those around them, and society as a whole.

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26. May an employer discipline an employee who violates a workplace policy that prohibits the use of alcohol or the illegal use of drugs in the workplace?

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The misuse of drugs and alcohol can be a serious workplace issue. Not only can their use lead to significant health problems but anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be a hazard to themselves and others. You as an employer have a duty to ensure your employees' health, safety and welfare at work. This means as the employer you would be committing an offence to knowingly allow an employee to work whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs where it poses a threat to the health and safety of that employee or other people. To knowingly allow controlled drugs to be illegally made, supplied or used on your premises is also an offence.

 

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Because small-business owners are less likely to have formal programs in place to combat substance abuse, they become the "employer of choice" for illicit drug users who don't want to risk being tested, observed or caught. No matter what the business size, creating a culture of zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol abuse is not difficult or particularly costly, and the payoffs can be big.

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To comply with relevant laws related to the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances and help provide for a healthy and safe university community for employees, students, the local community and campus visitors. In addition, it is the intent of the university to offer support and possible solutions to employees who are struggling with alcohol or other drug-related problems.


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In addition to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (US Code Title 41, Chapter 10, Section 701), and the Department of Human Resources Management’s Policy 1.05-Alcohol and Other Drugs, the university, as an institution of higher education receiving federal funds, must comply with the requirements of federal regulations concerning drug and alcohol abuse prevention. See US Code Title 20, Chapter 28, Subchapter 1, Part B, Section 1011i. The law requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees that, at a minimum, includes: The annual communication to each student and employee of:

The misuse of drugs and alcohol can be a serious workplace issue

University employees with problems related to the use of alcohol or other drugs are encouraged to seek counseling or other treatment assistance.

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Impaired employees increase the workloads of coworkers, compromise quality, increase turnover and can potentially harm a business's reputation. And according to one national poll, more than 60 percent of adult employees know people who have gone to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol —but most didn't know what to do about it. Ultimately, substance abusers impact profitability, competitiveness, morale and safety.

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Prescription drug fraud and misuse is a significant and growing problem. State and local police agencies are increasingly reporting diverted pharmaceuticals as their greatest drug threat, based on both prevalence of the problem and related issues of misuse-related crime involvement and gang activity. According to a 2009 survey, between 28 and 58 percent of police agencies, varying by region, reported street-gang involvement in pharmaceutical drug distribution.
Nationwide in 2010, 7 million people self-reported illegal use of prescription drugs in the previous month. It is a serious form of illegal drug activity, rivaling activity that involves more traditional street drugs. In fact, a recent study found that following marijuana, prescription drugs are the second most misused category of drugs among young people.
The healthcare costs alone of nonmedical use of prescription opioids - the most commonly misused class of prescription drugs - are estimated to total $72.5 billion annually. The local scope of the problem is similarly dire. Prescription drug fraud and misuse is common across the nation, but its intensity varies from place to place. For example, prescription-opioid pain-reliever overdoses are higher in states with greater retail sales volume of these prescription drugs. Overdoses range from a low of 5.5 per 100,000 residents in Nebraska to 27 per 100,000 residents in New Mexico. South Florida, and particularly Broward County, is viewed as the epicenter of prescription-opioid misuse, attributed in large part to the prevalence of pain-management clinics, a fair share of which dispense prescription medications inappropriately. Users obtain prescription drugs unlawfully in numerous ways, including the following: