Dangers of Alcohol Addiction

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NACDD), one of the most commonly used addictive substances in the U.S. is alcohol. About 17.6 million people or one in every 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or addiction. And several million more engage in dangerous binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol addiction.

Long-term use of alcohol can lead to serious health complications including cardiovascular problems, liver disease, gastrointestinal problems, dementia, and strokes. It can also cause many social problems like emotional instability, unemployment, family problems, and violence.

Why do employers test for alcohol in hair?

Alcohol abuse or addiction can cause many work-related problems. If an employee is drinking right before or during working hours it can lead to lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, accidents, and even death. Research has shown that most alcohol-related work performance problems are caused by non-dependent alcohol drinkers who may occasionally drink too much and are not exclusive to alcohol-dependent employees. In order to maintain the safest working environment, and for the safety & health of employees, employers should test for alcohol through hair testing.

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