Substance Abuse Reported by About 1 in 10 American Workers

April 16, 2015 1:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the United States has had a recent substance abuse problem, a new government study reveals.

Analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2012 from more than 111,500 adults with full-time jobs revealed that 9.5 percent of them had an alcohol or illicit-drug disorder in the previous year.

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