WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE?
THE INSTITUTE FOR A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE exists because there are serious threats to American employers and employees from drug abuse and its tragic human and economic costs. These threats include:
- Anti-drug testing legislation;
- Legal challenges;
- Regulations which unduly restrict employer programs;
- Misinformation or ignorance about drug testing and employer programs; and
- Legalization campaigns.
Businesses and business organizations, through participation in the Institute, take an active role in shaping the Institute's policies and directing its program of action. Our agenda reflects our members' priorities and our influence is a measure of their commitment. You are cordially invited to participate in the Institute and to experience the benefits of membership.
In March 1989, four prominent members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined together to create a coalition to serve the common interests of employers and employees in preventing drug abuse and its impact on the American workplace. That coalition — THE INSTITUTE FOR A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE — now includes many of the largest companies in the United States, as well as many other businesses and business organizations.
The Institute represents much of what is best about the American business community; dedication by top business leaders, creativity and vigor in addressing a national problem, commitment to the fairness and integrity of individual corporate programs, a fundamental confidence in American workers, and a willingness to act altruistically and cooperatively to assist each other and better our society.
The Institute — through and by its members — believes that the business community has a leading and highly legitimate role in preventing drug abuse, and that employers are fully capable of winning their "war on drugs".
The results are undeniable — the Institute is a consistent and unwavering national force on drug-abuse prevention policy issues.
"Nobody has taken a tougher, more intelligent, or more vigorous stand against drugs in the workplace; in advertising and promoting what works; and in debunking many of the myths about drugs in the workplace... the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace has performed a valuable public service."
— William J. Bennett
Office of National Drug Control Policy
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Institute, please contact us at 703-391-7222, or e-mail email@example.com.