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Abstract The issue of drug testing at the office has sparked a continuing debate among direction. There are many people who believe that it is essential to avoid risks to the greater public caused by substance abuse whilst at work. However, others think that the costs far outweigh the benefits and that it is an invasion of privacy. Placing all ethical problems aside, evidence presented in this paper supports the latter. The prices of drug testing are excessive and just a small percentage of employees are actually found to be substance users. Drug testing in the work place has a negative impact on productivity; contrary to that which was originally planned. It actually decreases productivity instead of improving it. Drug testing triggers a sense of skepticism and drug testing shouldn't be a part of a healthful work environment. Introduction In the modern workplace, drug testing has become a controversial matter. Every company, irrespective of business or profession, must choose which way to position themselves and their company. There are many people who feel that drug testing in the workplace is an invasion of privacy. On the other side, however, are those who believe that in the modern workplace drug testing might not be popular, but it's essential to a successful business. These people point out in places where people and private safety is concerned; the safety of the public supersedes any other issue. This holds true in the event of air line pilots, bus drivers and health care professionals, to name a few. The result employee drug testing includes a more secure working environment, higher productivity, and better product integrity so that the company (or business) may see higher financial profits and also improve its own image. .