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Opioids According to a survey from the NSC, an alarming 81 percent of U.S. employers are missing a critical element to their drug-free workplace drug programs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Our nation’s opioid crisis is becoming a growing epidemic in today’s workplaces as well. From absences to decreased productivity, opioid abuse is making a big impact on businesses. In fact, opioid abuse costs employers approximately $10 billion from absenteeism and presenteeism alone, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

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