MORRISTOWN, NJ - Employers throughout the state of New Jersey have the opportunity to make their workplaces a drug free environment by signing up for the Drugs Don't Work in NJ program. The program is free and as of 2006 more than 2,000 New Jersey companies have joined the initiative.
According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, substance abuse in the workplace causes higher absenteeism, more accidents, higher health care costs, more theft, workplace violence, decreased productivity and lower profits. The organization states that statistics show that 70% of drug abusers are employed.
To help business owners and public sector employers combat issues associated with employee drug use, the program Drugs Don't Work in NJ. The program, established in 1992 is free and provides the following services to employers:
- 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 and 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