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Help available for alcohol, drug abuse
Posted By rob On April 22, 2011 @ 7:28 pm In Amtrak/Commuter,Amtrak/Commuter News,Aviation,Bus,Bus News,Healthcare,News | No Comments
We know all too well that alcohol consumption and drug use can imperil our jobs.
But how about off the job; and how about family members?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports more than 600,000 emergency room visits annually due to alcohol or drug problems; and that count represents but one-third of all misuse of alcohol or drugs.
In the long term, alcohol abuse can lead to:
Be aware that 40 percent of alcoholism is related to genetics and is inherited.
Note the warning signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse:
You and/or your family members can get help in treating alcohol and drug abuse.
United Behavioral Health offers 24-hour confidential telephone counseling at (866) 850-6212, and the website www.liveandworkwell.com can provide you with more information on alcohol and drug abuse.
And keep in mind that those in safety sensitive transportation jobs face a good likelihood of being randomly tested for alcohol and drug use:
The U.S. Department of Transportation set the following test rates for 2011:
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