Drug use highest in foodservice, new study finds

WASHINGTON At least one of every six adults working fulltime in foodservice between 2002 and 2004 used illicit drugs, giving the industry the highest incidence of abuse among all business categories, according to the federal government.

The study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also found that 12.1 percent of the respondents admitted drinking heavily during the month before they were surveyed, putting the industry in third place on

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