Have you ever wondered how much substance abuse costs your company directly? Well now you can find out!

The National Safety Council in collaboration with Shatterproof and the National Opinion Research Center have created the first ever Substance Use Cost Calculator for Employers to help employers find out how much substance use is costing them directly.

According to the National Safety Council, the calculator is, “an authoritative, easy-to-use tool providing business leaders with specific information about the cost of substance use (including prescription drug abuse and misuse, alcohol abuse and misuse, opioid and heroin addiction, as well as abuse of other illicit drugs and marijuana) in their workplace.”

The calculator uses data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health as well as the latest research on employment costs in order to provide the most accurate results per industry. A very handy tool for your corporate wellness program!

To use the calculator, go to https://www.nsc.org/forms/substance-use-employer-calculator/index.aspx

Choose your state, industry, and number of employees, and it will send a link to your email that you can click to bring you to the online report they have compiled.

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