• Company Responses to Drug Abuse from AMA's Nationwide Survey

      Masi, Dale A. (Saranac Lake, N.Y. : Amacom-P, 1987-03)
      The American Management Association (AMA) developed a systematic study designed to obtain baseline data on the company response to drug abuse, with a particular emphasis on drug screening. In the wake of public concern about the extent of drug abuse and controversy regarding the use of drug testing, the AMA survey offers a compelling first look into the range and effectiveness of methods used by companies to address the growing problem of drug abuse.
    • A randomized trial of alternative treatments for problem drinking employees: Study design, major findings, and lessons for worksite research

      Walsh, Diana Chapman; Hingson, Ralph W.; Merrigan, Daniel M.; Levenson, Suzette Morelock; Cupples, L. Adrienne (Laura Adrienne); Heeren, Timothy C. (Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), 1992)
      This paper presents the rationale, design, implementation and results of a 10-year study comparing alternative treatments for problem drinkers identified on the job. It presents greater detail than has been previously reported, both on the logistics of the study and on selected results. The study assigned 227 newly-identified alcohol-abusing EAP clients to three alternative alcoholism rehabilitation regimens: the first began with a three-week period of mandatory inpatient rehabilitation; the second mandated only that the employee attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; the third offered subjects a choice among treatments. All three groups improved, and no significant differences were found among the groups in job-related outcome variables. On measures of drinking and drug use, the hospital group fared best and that assigned to AA the least well. The differences among the groups were especially pronounced for workers who had used cocaine within six months before study entry. The paper concludes with cautions and caveats and with recommendations for policy and for future research.
    • Waging a Counterattack on Opioids: First-dose Prevention Strategies for the Workplace & at Home

      Beyer, Cal; Jones, Richard; Newland, Brand (Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), 2022)
      To truly understand the opioid crisis and the need to protect construction workers before their very first use of opioids, the first part of this article presents a detailed background on the origins of the epidemic and risks of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in the U.S. The second part dives into eight strategies to help prevent first dose exposure through alternative pain management and prevention, improved communication with health care providers, and how to safely store and dispose of medication.