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Table 5 Perceived Work Impairment and Outcomes of Treatment

From: Substance abuse treatment client experience in an employed population: results of a client survey

  Weighted percent (standard error)
  Total Prior treatment users First-time treatment users
Alcohol/drug problems caused to miss work 45.6 (4.2) 58.4 (6.3)** 36.3 (5.3)
(If so) How have services affected work attendance?    
   Attendance better now 86.4 (4.3) 89.9 (4.8) 82.4 (7.3)
   About same 13.6 (4.3) 10.1 (4.8) 17.6 (7.3)
   Worse now 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alcohol/drug problems affected work performance when at work 42.9 (4.2) 52.8 (6.5)* 35.8 (5.3)
(If so) How have services affected ability to perform work responsibilities when at work?    
   Better now 95.6 (2.6) 96.8 (3.2) 94.3 (4.1)
   About the same 4.4 (2.6) 3.2 (3.2) 5.7 (4.1)
   Worse now 0.0 0.0 0.0
(If work performance was affected)    
Change in substance use --now compared to before receiving services during past year:    
   Decreased 91.7 (3.6) 93.6 (4.4) 89.7 (5.6)
   About the same 1.7 (1.7) 0.0 3.4 (3.4)
   Increased 6.7 (3.2) 6.4 (4.4) 6.9 (4.7)
  1. Chi-square tests used for all comparisons.
  2. *p < .05 **p < .01