Drug Prevention Guides

Adopting a substance-abuse-prevention policy is the most effective way to combat drug and alcohol abuse and its negative effects on the workplace today (including decreased productivity and increased accidents, turnover, absenteeism, employee theft, product defects and medical, insurance and workers’ compensation costs). Drug testing is not for all employers; a formal written policy against substance abuse is. Every employer in the United States should have a policy.


Workplace Drug Prevention Guides:

Our publications written to help employers in developing a policy on drug and alcohol abuse include:

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. Sections on the options of when to drug test and how to communicate the policy to employees are included.


Employee Assistance Programs: An Employer’s Development and Implementation Guide

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are one of the most effective ways for employers to address and eliminate drug and alcohol problems in the workplace. This 16-page pamphlet not only gives employers the reasons to utilize EAPs, it provides EAP costs and options, components of an effective EAP, and guidelines for selecting a program.


Employee Drug Education & Awareness and Supervisor Training:
An Employer’s Development and Implementation Guide

Most employees do not engage in illicit drug use and do not want to work side-by-side with drug users. This 16-page pamphlet helps employers sell their policy and their program. It includes sections on the best ways to deliver the message, effective communication techniques, and suggested guidelines for supervisor training.


Drug Testing in the Workplace: Basic Issues, Answers, and Options for Employers

All of the information an employer needs on why to drug test, what to test for and how to test are included in this 16- page pamphlet which discusses ten options for when and whom to test (with pros and cons), what to look for in a drug-testing laboratory, and a checklist for minimizing legal vulnerability in drug testing.


Avoiding Legal Liability: The 25 Most Common Employer Mistakes in Addressing Drug Abuse

Legal challenges to substance-abuse-prevention policies are all too common. Employers must be pro-active and take steps to minimize legal vulnerability. This 38-page guide examines the most common mistakes employers make in addressing substance abuse in the workplace and how to avoid them- providing examples, discussion, and problems caused and solutions.


Does Drug Testing Work? (Second Edition)

A 116-page book featuring corporate case studies and analyses of major reports, studies, and surveys in support of drug testing.


Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention and the ADA: An Employer’s Guide

How does the ADA affect workplace drug and alcohol testing? This 125- page guide to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to workplace drug- and alcohol-abuse testing and prevention programs helps employers best achieve complianece with the ADA and minimize legal vulnerablity.


Workplace Drug Testing: An Employer’s Development & Implementation Guide

A 107-page, in-depth guide designed to assist employers in developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective drug-testing program. This guide covers the timing of program implementation, an initial steps checklist and even an MRO response chart to give busy managers all the information they need in one place.