Substance use disorders (SUDs) affected 20.8 million Americans in 2015 – that’s almost 8 percent of the adult and adolescent population. When you include the family members of those affected, nearly one-third of the entire US population is impacted by addiction.1

In other words, your workplace is undoubtedly being affected by this epidemic – right now.

Most employers are unaware of the costs associated with addiction.

  • The costs of addiction exceed $700 billion annually.2
  • Workplaces bear much of these direct and indirect costs.
  • Indirect costs are associated with absenteeism, presenteeism (when employees are there in body but not in mind) and lost productivity.

Most Employees with SUDs continue to work3

Approximately 75% of those suffering from SUD continue to show up for work.


Traditional treatment cost breakdown4


Many of businesses’ SUD costs are hidden5


Is your Industry susceptible?

In a word, yes.

The fact is, no industry is exempt from the challenges of addiction. Some are just more likely to see addiction among their employees, including construction, entertainment, mining and those in management.6

Brain Health Restoration offers employer solutions for the SUD epidemic.

Let us help you better manage your risk.

1 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cited 12/10/18, https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FFR1-2016/NSDUH-FFR1-2016.pdf

2 Includes health care costs, criminal justice costs, and costs associated with lost productivity. NIDA. Trends and Statistics. August 2015.

3 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Published online Sep 20, 2017.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5671784/figure/F1/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5671784/figure/F2/

4 From an internal company estimate

5 Sample cost break down from a large financial company’s audit.

6 NCBI, A Substance Use Cost Calculator for US Employers with an Emphasis on Prescription Pain Medication Misuse
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5671784/