The Cost of Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

There are no shortages of misconceptions related to substance use. One specific notion is that it is largely limited to those in communities struggling with poverty and particularly individuals battling homelessness. And while such groups certainly face challenges, the negative effects of drug and alcohol addiction aren’t exclusive to any one faction. Take for example one incident in 2014, when a pilot for JetBlue was caught possessing heroin. This is just one of many job types where the issue is prevalent but not sufficiently addressed, especially with the ongoing opioid epidemic. Workplace Problems With Drug Addiction Are Very Real In […]

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Drug Addiction Profiled on Deadliest Catch

The reality show Deadliest Catch follows a few different privately owned fishing boats in the Bering Sea, chronicling the hard labor that comes with the job and the personal stories of many of the fishermen as well as the boats’ captains. One thing that the show doesn’t do is address the drug addiction that is rampant among fishermen – until now. Drug Addiction and Deadliest Catch It’s not uncommon for fishermen to abuse crystal meth and other stimulants in order to stay awake for 36+ hours at a time during the most labor intensive parts of the trip or for […]

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