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Author Frone, Michael Robert.

Title Alcohol and illicit drug use in the workforce and workplace / Michael R. Frone
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2013]
copyright 2013
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Description 1 online resource ( viii, 269pages)
Contents Employee substance involvement: definitions and prevalence -- Etiology of employee substance involvement -- Performance outcomes : psychopharmacology and workplace simulation research -- Productivity outcomes : organizational field research, cost-of-illness studies, and an integrative model -- Workplace interventions : drug testing job applicants and employees -- Workplace interventions : workplace health promotion -- General implications for workplace policy and issues for future research
Summary "In this book, Michael R. Frone takes a close look at what we know and don't know about workforce and workplace substance involvement. In doing so, he exposes the lack of evidence behind many popular myths that have persisted since the "war on drugs" began in the 1980s, including (1) the myth that workplace alcohol and illicit drug use is highly prevalent; (2) the myth that employee substance use has a strong effect on productivity, leading to high costs for employers; and (3) and the myth that drug testing and employee assistance programs are proven ways for employers to deter substance use. Frone's review covers research conducted over the past 30 years, and he analyzes methodological limitations and the tendency of many science reporters to "go beyond the data" when interpreting results. Given the need for evidence-based management and policy, this book will be a comprehensive resource for researchers and practitioners in management, occupational health, and addiction treatment and prevention"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Alcoholism and employment -- United States.
Drugs and employment -- United States.
Employee assistance programs -- United States.
Drug testing -- United States.
Occupational Health Services.
Substance-Related Disorders.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781433812446 print edition alkaline paper
1433812444 print edition alkaline paper