The effects of a drug consumption of working persons are comparable to those of the consumption of alcohol. From view of the employer the productivity of the employees reduces as consequence of the hangover effect rsp. their absenteeism. In addition, the risk of accidents a increases, whereby the employer is responsible for the occupation of recognizably under drug influence beeing employees. For the employee the receipt of his job is often concerned, whereby also the continuation of wage payment plays an important role in case of the perception of therapy offers.
In particular on dangerous, safety-relevant jobs (e.g. in the personcarrying trade) drug screenings are accomplished by embauchement as well as in concrete causes. Urine samples are examined on drugs such as Cannabis, Opiates, Cocaine and Ecstasy.