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.


DDW Members

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

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


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.


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