In FINS’ informal Sign or Decline question forum, 31% of 573 respondents said they’d sign for their dream job if there was peer pressure at the firm to do drugs, while 69% said they’d turn down the offer.
Those who would be willing to work in a drug-infested office are “naive about what it is they are stepping into,” said Robert Curry, founder of Connecticut-based residential addiction treatment center Turning Point for Leaders.
According to research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, drug use at work can lead to an increased occurrence of accidents and injuries on the job, higher rates of absenteeism, lower productivity levels, and diminished employee morale.
These effects are not exclusive to the drug addict alone, however — they also impact the non-abusers who work with them, said SAMHSA. More than 10% of full-time employed adults are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol, according to research from SAMHSA.