Are You an Employer or Employee?
Most people who use alcohol and / or drugs are employed, and this use can be a hidden issue in the workplace. A survey by DrugScope and Alcohol Concern found that 27 per cent of employers said that drug misuse is a problem at work, and 60 per cent had experienced problems due to staff drinking alcohol.
Many local employers have found that employees’ drugs or alcohol use is a problem for their organisation or business, whether small, medium or large, and a significant cause of employee absence and lost productivity. The prospect of tackling these issues can be daunting, so in this section we have some information that will help, and support you to act to prevent more serious problems before they occur.