The Cost of Alcohol and Drug Use at Work

Recently, tennis star, Maria Sharapova, failed a drug test. Because of this, she has now jeopardized many of her endorsements, including contracts with Nike, Tag Heuer, and Porsche. These endorsements add a big chunk of income to her accounts. While Ms. Sharapova is a major star in the tennis circuit, the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace also affects businesses across the United States.

49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that losing income is one outcome of drug use. There are also other costs of alcoholism and drug dependence in the workplace. Absenteeism, loss of production, theft, difficulty interacting with peers, and even participating in illegal activities at work, such as selling drugs to other employees, all add up to high costs for businesses and employees. For example, alcoholism and drug use could lead employees to make a mistake that could cause injury or death to themselves or others (drunk or drugged-up hospital workers).

Workplaces lose out because of a lack of productivity, absent employees, and an increase in the cost of health care, legal issues, and worker’s compensation. Employees jeopardize themselves and others while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Continued use of these drugs could lead to disciplinary action for the employee or even loss of their job. Workplaces try to help by offering programs such as EAP (Employee Assistance Program), but employees must be willing to change.

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49th Street Bail Bonds have bailed clients out of jail that have faced numerous charges, including drug possession, theft, DUI, and more. If you or a loved one are in jail and need to bail out, call us at (727) 592-0000. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all year long.

All of our bail bond agents provide our clients with compassion, experience, and knowledge. Our bail bond agents will walk you step by step through the bail bond process. We know that jail can be a scary experience, and we are here to help. Our bail bond agents will help you fill out the paperwork, answer your questions, and even call to remind you of your upcoming court appearances. We are here to help! Don’t go it alone. Contact us today to start the bail bond process.