QACPS Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Businesses Can Make a Difference!
Substance abuse effects everyone, including employers!
One quarter (26%) of employees report drug/alcohol abuse or addiction within their family, and 42% of those reported being distracted and less productive at work because of it. (Source: "Making Recovery
Employed youth are more likely than youths who are not employed to abuse alcohol and use illicit drugs. (Source: 2002-2004 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.)
As a business owner or representative, you have influence. You can use that influence to make a difference in the lives of our young people.
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs have personal and financial consequences for individuals and businesses. Prevention today is the key to healthy, well-adjusted children today and a positive, motivated and productive workforce tomorrow.
For resources to help the parents at your workplace prevent substance use by their children, contact the QAC Alliance to Reduce Alcohol Abuse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 x. 150.
We have posters, brochures, newsletter inserts, and other materials from the Parents@Work program of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Last Modified on March 24, 2009