Signs of Substance Abuse

  • Performance

  • Inconsistent quality of work

  • Poor concentration

  • Lowered productivity

  • Increased absenteeism

  • Unexplained disappearances from the jobsite

  • Carelessness, mistakes

  • Errors in judgment

  • Needless risk taking

  • Disregard for safety

  • Extended lunch periods & early departures

  • Behavior

  • Frequent financial problems

  • Avoidance of friends & colleagues

  • Blaming others for own problems

  • Complaints about problems at home

  • Deterioration of personal appearance

  • Complaints and excuses of vaguely defined illnesses

Source: EA Report, Impact Publications

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