NSC: Americans with Opioid Addiction Miss Almost 50 Percent More Work

The agency is working to develop a tool that will help employers understand the true costs of drug use at work

New data from the National Safety Council say workers with substance abuse disorders miss nearly 50 percent more days than their peers, adding up to 6 weeks of work every year. The analysis from the NSC, NORC at the University of Chicago (a research organization), and Shatterproof (an organization based in New York City that aims to help individuals overcome drug addiction) shows there is a persistent gap between employer perceptions of impact and the actual cost of substance abuse.

The three organizations have developed the Substance Use Cost Calculator as a result, which employers can use to compute what addictions mean to their workforce.

For more information from the study, click here.

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