The abuse of substance is basically referred to as the harmful way of using psychoactive chemicals which lead to addiction (Galanter & Kleber, 2008). This affects the psychological, physical and social way of life of an individual after using the substance for a long time. This long-term usage of these hazardous substances leads the individual to being an addict which denies him the freedom of making decisions at times without the use of these substances. This paper therefore aims at pinpointing out the different ways in which drugs and alcohol influence the career life of an individual in conjunction with his job performance in their different work stations. Employers’ efforts in helping their addicted employees are also indicated in this context.
In different workplaces, individuals who use alcoholics and other drugs have different behaviors compared to those who are not addicted. They therefore determine their behavior at their work stations. They can be able to deal with their problem of using alcohol if they understand the effects of alcohol to their entire system of the body (Galanter & Kleber, 2008). They can also stop its usage slowly through reducing their rates of consumption while attending motivation classes which encourages them to stop using these harmful substances.
Employees who are addicted to drug abuse are always prone to being found in the action of using these drugs during working hours thus distracting the concentration levels leading to poor quality of work, which is related to the education in the performance of a given company (Galanter & Kleber, 2008). They also cause peer influence in the company’s workforce thus making other employees to be involved in the abuse of these drugs and alcohol. This gives a clear explanation to why most employees are never found at their job stations most of the times. The result of these disappearances is...