Testing Positive for Drugs Can Cost You a Job
The life of drug addicts can be fraught with difficulty, from money troubles trying to get their next fix, to health problems, to problems in getting employment. A new survey performed by Employers Resource Council for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County shows that nearly 50% of all applicants for manufacturing jobs in Ohio were turned away because of a positive result on a drug test.
All illegal drugs can severely harm a person’s life. A positive test for any illegal drug can result in losing the opportunity for a job. An addiction to drugs can be the same as a sentence to extreme poverty, from the enormous cost of the drugs themselves to lost employment opportunities and the closing down of avenues to career advancement. And and addiction isn’t just a personal cost for an individual: according to the Department of Justice, the abuse of legal and illegal drugs costs the United States economy $193 billion per year. Many industries are struggling to expand and grow with the right workforce, which is unfortunate given the current level of unemployment. Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, said she hoped employers would refer candidates with positive results to proper treatment.
Drugs can be extremely hazardous to your financial well-being. Thankfully there is help available. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug addictions. It can be difficult or impossible for an addict to treat themselves on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to find the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient’s needs, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the right remedy for yourself or for a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.