Safety in the Workplace

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Substance use and abuse can occur anywhere, but what happens when it crosses over into the workplace. Employees who abuse alcohol or other drugs are more likely to call in sick or be late for work, have poor workplace performance, and place co-workers at increased safety risks.

Did you know…? 

According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration, “Of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace.”

The Prevention Team at Employee & Family Resources is here to help. Serving Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, and Warren counties, our team of Prevention Specialists can provide your company with technical assistance and support to address substance abuse issues of concern. This may include staff presentations on current drug trends, develop talking points for Human Resources that address ways to assist an employee with a substance abuse related issue, and/ or assist in updating or creating workplace policies that create safe and healthy environments free from substance abuse. To learn more about Employee & Family Resources prevention efforts please call 515.471.2327 or email 

Drug-Free Employee & Family Resources is here to serve you. Our work focuses on reducing the negative consequences of substance abuse and problem gambling through grants from the Iowa Department of Public Health. As a leader and innovator in the field of human services, Employee & Family Resources is dedicated to helping people manage life’s challenges so they can reach their full potential. EFR is a highly valued resource delivering prevention, intervention, and treatment services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities by providing professional and culturally competent services within three dedicated branches of EFR: Community Services, Substance Abuse Services and Workplace Services. To learn more about EFR visit us at

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