A nurse has been hired by a company to educate employees on health risks. Which of the following may suggest substance abuse by certain employees in the workplace?

Select all that apply.
  • frequent call-ins and tardiness
  • taking only the allocated two 15-minute breaks per shift
  • increasingly poor performance evaluations
  • meeting coworkers for dinner after work
  • eating lunch alone at the desk instead of in the breakroom
Numbers 1, 3, and 5 are correct.
Some possible signs of substance abuse in the workplace include frequent absenteeism, poor performance at work, and isolation. Other signs may include increased workplace accidents and frequent breaks.