Suzannah Robin, an alcohol and drug safety expert at AlcoDigital, has helped numerous companies across the UK with their testing policies and procedures. Here she lists the five signs that could mean a colleague is addicted to drugs or alcohol
Alcohol and drug-related deaths continue to be a problem in the UK, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting that the number of people dying from alcohol and drug abuse has continued to increase over the last decade.
The issue extends far and wide, with many companies across the UK feeling the effects. In fact, according to the Department for Transport (DfT), drugs and alcohol cost British businesses in excess of £6 billion per year in lost productivity.
Many organisations have now put in place policies to test staff for drugs and alcohol. However, while having a procedure in place will help to identify issues, employers should also be actively encouraging employees to come forward, and offering assistance and access to treatment for staff who are struggling. […]
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