Why Join DDW

Is substance abuse a major issue for my business? YES!
  • 60% of the world's population of drugs is consumed in the U.S.
  • 74% of the current illegal drug users are employed!
  • One third of employees know of the sale of illegal drugs in their workplace!

Does substance abuse affect my bottom line? YES!
  • 38-50% of all workers' comp claims are related to substance abuse.
  • Substance abusers have 300% higher medical costs and benefits!
  • Drug and alcohol abusers are 1/4 less productive and 3.6 times more likely to injure themselves or a co-worker.
  • Substance abusers are 2.5 times more likely to have absences of 8 or more days each year.

Benefits of a Drug Free Workplace:
  • 7.5% discount on workers' compensation premiums every year.
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased productivity
  • Higher morale among employess
  • Decrease in employee turnover
  • Cut workers' comp claims in half
  • Reduce theft and other forms of crime in the workplace.
Your company CAN make a difference.
Join DRUGS DON'T WORK today!
 

DDW Sponsor

Peaceway Counseling &
Mediation Services ,Inc. 
sponsors the Chamber’s DRUGS DON’T WORK in South Georgia program. By implementing this program and eliminating drugs from your workplace
you can learn how to save 7.5% on workers’ compensation insurance premiums.

One of the main goals of PeaceWay CMS is to strengthen families while promoting mental health and self sufficiency, ultimately resulting in a strong community.

5 Simple Steps

Sign up as a company where DRUGS DON'T WORK and be committed to helping the community have a drug-free work environment.

STEP 1. Substance Abuse Policy
Your company must have a substance abuse policy in place that meets all requirements of Georgia law.  We can provide a fill-in-the-blank policy.

STEP 2. Substance Abuse Testing must be enforced under the following categories:
    - Pre-Employment
    - Reasonable Suspicion
    - Post Rehabilitation
    - Post Accident    

STEP 3. Employee Assistance Program (EAP or resource file)
Certified drug free work places must provide either an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), or we can provide a resource list of treatment and counseling centers in their area.

STEP 4. Employee Training/Supervisor Training
    - 2 hours the first year; one hour thereafter
    - We can provide training

STEP 5. State Certification
Annual certification by the State Board of Workers' compensation is an easy process that ensures your 7.5% discount.

IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE!!!

DDW Members

Check out how many businesses have already joined this great DRUGS DON'T WORK Program!

Representing:
  - Adel-Cook
  - Ashburn-Turner
  - Berrien County
  - Brunswick-Golden Isles
  - Douglas-Coffee
  - Lakeland-Lanier
  - Moultrie-Colquitt
  - Quitman-Brooks
  - Sylvester-Worth County
  - Valdosta-Lowndes
  - Wayne County

JOIN TODAY!

DRUGS DON'T WORK is the statewide drug-Free workplace program established by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. DRUGS DON'T WORK exemplifies an effective public-private partnership in combating substance abuse in the workplace in Georgia.

Testimonials

Read how DRUGS DON'T WORK program has helped so many businesses save on workers' compensation insurance premiums and provided a safe working environment!