What you are about to read may not be a complete surprise to many people. Others may call it stunning.

According to DrugAbuse.com, which offers educational content and recovery resources to people dealing with addictions, found 23% of U.S. workers responding to a survey, say they have used drugs or alcohol on the job. Roughly six in ten say they have used alcohol at work, outside of office parties or functions, while nearly 23% say they’ve smoked pot on the job.

DrugAbuse.com is run by American Addiction Centers, which operate mental health and addiction treatment centers in seven states.

With roughly 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs or alcohol, and another 22 million in recovery, it is not surprising that drug and alcohol use would seep into the workplace, said Lawrence Weinstein, chief medical officer for American Addiction Centers.

The findings come at a time when the nation has been reeling from an opioid crisis, fewer companies are requiring drug tests for job applicants in a competitive job market, and a growing number of states are legalizing marijuana. The alarming report on the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the job market was published in USA TODAY.

Quest Diagnostics found that 5.3% of retail workers tested positive for drugs in 2017, up from 4.7% in 2015, and the highest of any job sector. The Quest sampling suggests that about 837,000 of the 15.8 million retail workers across the U.S. would have tested positive if all had been checked.

Other industries with high percentages of workers testing positive for drugs include health care and social assistance, where 4.7% tested positive, and accommodation and food services, which includes hotels and restaurants, where 4.5% of workers had positive results.

Workers in safety-sensitive jobs, such as truck drivers, construction workers and forklift operators, are subject to drug tests because of laws, regulations or insurance requirements. State laws vary, but companies are typically required to inform employees or applicants of the policy.

Experts in the field are telling members of the business community they’re having trouble finding a sober workforce, finding people who can stay at work and having trouble paying the health care costs of them and their families because of substance abuse.

Weinstein said that abuse in the workplace costs employers more than $81 billion a year, with employees missing work, not performing well because of impairment, or having job accidents.

The study, released this year, is an indication what is happening in the workplace and the heavy burden it has placed on employers, employees and their families across the country. It is one of the most compelling social issues of present-day culture. The numbers are likely to rise as the number of states legalizing marijuana continues to grow.