Daytime Drug and Drinking Use Increased by 23% for Remote Workers

Countless Americans began working remotely in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers grasped for ways to keep employees accountable for their work while on the clock, such as Zoom meetings and periodic snapshots of their desktop screen.

Still, it’s problematic for employers to ensure they’re not paying someone to binge the next trending TV series, endlessly scroll social media apps, or take a shower.

Another problem employers of remote workers face are increased daytime drug and drinking use.

A Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta study estimates that there has been a 23% rise in working-age Americans (25 to 54 years old) with substance use disorders. Now, 27 million Americans use drugs and alcohol while being clocked in. 

Remote work has been especially troublesome for previous drug or alcohol addicts, as so much seclusion opens doors for hiding a re-emerging addiction.

As an employer, you still have control over drug testing your employees. Even though employees may not be working at the office or on the job, you can still require standard or random drug testing to ensure employees are not working under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

At Nationwide Drug Testing Service, our staff is not only understanding and considerate, but knowledgeable as well. From the moment you contact us, you work with a professional, well-trained Representative who stays with you throughout the entire process.

Nationwide Drug Testing Services is one of the largest accredited drug testing networks in the U.S. We offer testing in every state Nationwide, for affordable, Same-Day-Appointment Drug Testing and Fast, Accurate results.

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