1 in 6 Unemployed Are Addicted
Do you have a problem with drugs or alcohol? Do you find that you have trouble holding down a job? Have you experienced that your addiction or dependence on substances has impacted your job performance? Lots of people have found that their job performance suffers when they take substances such as drugs and alcohol. And many alcoholics and drug addicts have lost their jobs. Now, statistics from the government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health have shown that about 1 in 6 of all unemployed people have a problem with drugs or alcohol. This percentage represents almost twice the rate that exists for full-time workers.
All these numbers are completely self-reported, and so that means that the actual real-world numbers could be even higher (because unemployed workers would be embarrassed that they have a drug or alcohol problem). The people were either dependent on alcohol (alcoholism), or addicted to drugs-whether they were illegal drugs like meth, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, PCP, Molly, or ecstasy, or misused prescription drugs such as prescription painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin, or OxyContin. Whatever their substance of choice was, it points to a disturbing link between drug abuse and alcoholism and the rates of joblessness in America.
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