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Government Role in Substance Abuse

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We told you last week about a judge in Florida who's trying to get her job back after getting busted for drinking on the job. Depending on where you work, most of us aren't allowed to drink on the job. But it's a series of new studies that's raising some questions about drinking OFF the job, and how THAT could impact the economy. A New Hampshire organization releases a new study about alcohol and drug abuse, and how they hurt the state economy. The study conducted by New Futures looks into worker productivity, medical costs, and crime. Two years ago, another study focused solely on alcohol dependency. It found that just over one percent of working men in New Hampshire had a drinking problem bad enough that it cost them their job. This isn't the first time a study like this has been done. In fact, a few years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out THEIR version of the study using data from the entire country. While the CDC is a public HEALTH organi

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