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The Hazelden Foundation, a national, nonprofit foundation created in 1949 to address substance addiction, offers some ideas to organizations, managers and colleagues for addressing that problem in the workplace that include the following.
One resource for employers that Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests is 1-800-Workplace (1-800-967-5752), a help line for employees and businesses dealing with problems related to substance abuse.
SAMHSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It released a report July 16, 2007 showing that one in 12 full-time U.S. workers admit to using illegal drugs in the past month
“The helpline provides advice on programs that can make a dramatic difference to everyone in the workplace,” such as substance abuse policy development, supervisor and employee substance abuse education, employee assistance, and drug testing, said Terry Cline, administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in a press release.
SAMHSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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