A new government survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, an agency within the Health and Human Services Department, and reported in today's Sacramento Bee shows that 12 percent of the workforce used illegal drugs last month. The highest rates were in the restaurant industry and among construction workers (and generally among younger workers).
The survey also documented how widespread drug testing has become to ordinary employment screening in the era of governing through crime. Fully 48 percent of American workers surveyed reported that their employer tested for illegal drug use.
Monday, July 16, 2007
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