The Evils of Addiction

By Adam Stevert
In a recent survey it was found that most cocaine addicts
are working with reputed organizations at a fine post.
Statistics also reveal that employees working in MNCs
are more likely to try drugs like cocaine and heroin some
time in their career as compared to students and
professionals working in smaller offices. Most MNCs
have therefore come up with their own drug and alcohol
testing policies as per the OHS system.
Not only does this policy help in identifying drug abusers
in the organization but also helps in keeping the
employees away from drugs. The mere fear of being
caught can cause an employee to steer clear of drugs
like heroin and cocaine. 10 panel drug tests in
workplaces has also helped a lot of people to get rid of
their addiction problem. A workplace drug testing
program helps the employers to understand the
loopholes in the organization as well. The employee is of
course sent to a rehab or a detox center in order to get
proper treatment.
The Evils of Drugs
Excessive intake of drugs or frequent drug abuse can
lead to addiction and once a person is hooked to a
certain drug, he can cause some serious troubles for
himself and the people around him. As far as the official
point of view is concerned, a drug addict is no asset to
the company because of the following reasons:
1. A drug addict is extremely careless with his work and
is less likely to do it right
2. An employee hooked to drugs would have trouble
taking quick decisions
3. A drug addict experiences severe drops in
concentration levels
4. Shift in focus and craving for the drug at work can also
lead to poor efficiency
5. If an employee comes to the office stoned, his
behavior would not be proper to his colleagues and
fellow employees
6. Some one who is addicted to drugs does not go
unnoticed and can end up spoiling the name of the
organization as a whole
7. An addict can cause people around him to fall into the
world of addiction as well
There are a number of health related risks related to drug
abuse as well. A drug like cocaine can destroy almost
every organ in the human body and an overdose can
even lead to death. Psychological problems like nervous
breakdowns and extreme depression are common
among drug addicts.
The worst part about drug addiction is that even when an
addict knows that he is as depressed as he can ever be,
he shows no intents of coming out of his addiction. Drugs
have a firm grip on addicts and therefore treating a drug
addict is a lengthy and tough task.
In MNCs and various other companies, drug and alcohol
testing is a monthly affair. Drug and alcohol testing is
also important in order for the employers to make sure
that they are offering a safe and healthy work
environment to the employees. In most offices a 10 panel
drug test is conducted in order to make sure that the
employees are not on drugs.
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