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The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace offers resources for employers and employees on substance-abuse detection, prevention, policy implementation, and employee education. Drug testing in American workplaces is the norm – it is an integral part of today’s hiring process and employment process.

Our mission is to preserve the rights of employers and employees in drug- and alcohol-abuse-prevention programs and to positively influence national policy in this area. The Institute is a national 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation.

Mark A. de Bernardo

Mark A. de Bernardo

founder and Executive Director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, is also a Partner in the Washington, DC Region Office of Jackson Lewis, a preeminent labor and employment law firm with more than 800 employment lawyers in 54 offices.

He is a nationally recognized expert on workplace drug testing and substance-abuse-prevention issues, and concentrates his practice in these areas.

Articles Quoting Mark de Bernardo

“Drug Use on Decline at Work,
Except Rx”

for the Wall Street Journal.

“Drug-Free Workplace Act Turns 25”
for the Human Resource Executive Online.

“Prescription Drug Use an Issue for Employers”
for the Seattle Times.

Drug testing is not for all employers; a formal, written policy against employee substance abuse is.
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Why Become a
Member of the Institute?
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”.
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Drug Abuse News on the Web

Clearing the Haze

Look at a groundbreaking series examining “health, social, regulatory and financial issues” associated with Colorado’s experiment in legalizing marijuana.


What Every Employee Should Know About Drug Abuse: Answers to 25 Good Questions

The 20-page, third edition of the hugely popular employee education and awareness pamphlet answers 25 of the most frequently asked employee questions.

What Every Employee Should Know About Alcohol Abuse: Answers to 25 Good Questions

This 20-page pamphlet answers – in easy-to-understand language – 25 of the most frequently asked employee questions about alcohol abuse, its impact on the workplace.

Guide to Dangerous Drugs

This full-color, 16-page pamphlet contains everything employers and employees need to know about the most widely abused drugs today.

Policy on Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention: An Employer’s Development & Implementation Guide

For those employers who are considering implementing a drug- and alcohol-abuse prevention policy, this16-page pamphlet provides both a simple five-sentence “company” model policy especially suitable for small businesses and a complete nine-section “corporate” model policy, with extensive commentary.