Drugs and Alcoholby Ian Robinson
Drugs and Alcohol
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Drugs, Caroline Flint, has stated that
It is estimated that the cost of drug and alcohol misuse in terms of crime, absenteeism at work and sickness is in excess of £20 billion. Faced with such a stark picture, it is important that all employers, particularly those in safety-critical areas of employment, are aware that drug and alcohol misuse is a serious problem, affecting most companies, either directly or indirectly.
Your organisation may have its own policies that relate to this topic. You should always check these policies before taking any action that could carry personal or organisational liabilities, and seek qualified advice if there is an apparent conflict between your organisation’s policies and the content of this topic.
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