Drugs Don’t Work Program

Drugs Don’t Work Simplified Check List:

  1. Substance abuse policy provided in English and Spanish translations.
  2. Drug testing. Not all employees are required to be tested. However, pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident testing are required. While random drug testing is not required, it is suggested. Certified testing provider list available.
  3. Employee education. A monthly newsletter in English and Spanish is provided to equal the required two hours of training annually.
  4. Supervisor education. The program provides newsletters to distribute to supervisors for one hour of training. The balance of required annual training can be accomplished by a drug awareness trainer.
  5. Treatment services. Post the provided referral list.
  6. Submit your application to the State Board of Worker’s Compensation annually for certification.

The Carroll Chamber provides the Drugs Don’t Work program at a cost of $75 annually to provide the necessary tools to empower business owners to maintain a drug-free workplace. Enrollment and certification through the Drugs Don’t Work program can also help lower workers’ compensation premiums.

Is substance abuse a major issue for my business? YES!

  • 60% of the world’s production of illegal drugs is consumed in the U.S.
  • 77% of current illegal drug users are employed!
  • One third of employees know of the sale of illegal drugs in their workplace!

Does substance abuse affect my bottom line? YES!

  • 38 – 50% of all Workers Comp claims are related to substance abuse.
  • Substance abusers have 300 % higher medical costs and benefits!
  • Drug and alcohol abusers are 1/3 less productive and 3.6 times more likely to injure themselves or a co-worker.
  • Substance abusers are 2.5 times more likely to have absences of 8 or more days each year.

We have over 75 certified drug-free workplaces in Carroll County. For more information contact Joan Finch at joan@carroll-ga.org  or call 678.890.2352.