Teenagers have access to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes more than ever before. Studies show that teens experiencing anxiety, depression, or anger, may turn to THC to self-medicate.
What does this have to do with you as an employer?
As these teenagers graduate and enter the workforce, there’s a likelihood that you will hire someone addicted to THC. You need to know the signs of THC addiction and what to do if you suspect an employee has an addiction.
Someone with a THC addiction may have:
- Mood swings
- Defensive or secretive
- Poor energy and reduced activity
- Poor hygiene
- Clothes or car smells of marijuana, or an attempt to mask the smell with overpowering air fresheners or colognes
- Poor performance or concentration at work
- Anxiety or paranoia
- Memory loss
If you suspect an employee has a THC addiction, you can speak with them privately. You can also give a random drug test. Depending on your vocation and state laws, it may be appropriate to terminate the employment for the safety of other workers and/or customers. In other cases, offer drug recovery resources, encourage assembling a support team, or recommend seeking professional help.
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.
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