Overview

Statistics show that 70% of drug abusers are employed, and, on average, they found jobs in companies with no drug policy.

Substance abuse in the workplace causes:

  • higher absenteeism;
  • more accidents;
  • higher health care costs;
  • more theft;
  • workplace violence;
  • decreased productivity;
  • lower profits to your bottom line.

Drugs Don't Work in NJ! was established to help business owners and public sector employers fight these problems by making their workplace drug-free. Drugs Don't Work in NJ! provides the following services free of charge:

  • A Drugs Don't Work in NJ! Employer Kit to help plan a drug-free workplace program.
  • Quarterly Updates to keep members informed about important legal and legislative developments concerning drug-free workplaces.
  • An invitation to the Annual Members Seminar that focuses on important legal/legislative developments for maintaining a drug-free workplace
  • A worksite visit from a Drugs Don't Work in NJ! field representative, trained to help businesses establish drug-free workplaces, upon request.

Founded in 1992, Drugs Don't Work in NJ! merged with the Partnership for A Drug Free New Jersey in 1999. As of April, 2006, more than 2,000 New Jersey companies have already joined this initiative and are experiencing the benefits of a drug-free workplace.