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Substance Abuse Basics

Alcohol and drug abuse can interfere with an individual’s ability to find employment and be a productive, valuable member of the workforce. Understanding the issue of substance abuse and knowing the facts about addiction, treatment and recovery provides a solid foundation from which to build drug-free workplace policies and programs. It also aids in effectively working with job seekers whose alcohol or drug abuse presents barriers to successfully securing and maintaining employment.

The links below provide definitions and answers to commonly asked questions about addiction, treatment, recovery, and screening and assessment as they impact workplace and workforce issues.