Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

All employers should have a written and clearly-spelt-out drug and alcohol policy in place. It is important for employees to feel safe and secure enough to be able to come forward and admit it when you have a substance abuse problem, which is why an official workplace policy should be supportive rather than threatening. As long as an employee is willing to get help, they should be given a chance to go to rehab and get clean, without being scared that they will lose their jobs.

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Drink Driving

Alcohol affects how we drive. The risk rapidly increases
as the blood-alcohol level rises. If we drink and drive with a blood-alcohol level over 80mg per 100ml we are at least three times more likely to be in a crash than a sober driver. People with a high blood alcohol level are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than those who are sober. Continue reading “Drink Driving”