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Therapeutic Workplaces Can Make Drug Addicts Quit

therapeutic workplaceIt’s true that many employers typically avoid hiring people who use drugs or are addicted to them. However, scientists have come up with a technique that proves to be effective in helping drug addicts quit, and it just might change their minds. According to an article written by Cara Tabachnick for Scientific American, “therapeutic workplaces” are capable of making a drug addict quit.

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How to Deal with Workers Using Marijuana

workers using marijuanaFor employers in Australia, dealing with workers using marijuana is comparatively easier. After all, marijuana remains a prohibited substance in Australia. Possession, use, and distribution are punishable by law, and employers only need to reflect the same in their respective drug and alcohol policies. Depending on the severity of the drug offence, an employer is empowered to immediately terminate employees who test positive for marijuana.

American employers, however, have it harder, especially with more than 20 jurisdictions legalising the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Drug Tests in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

urine testDrug tests in the workplace are becoming more common, with employers getting smart to the fact that 70 per cent of drug users are actually fully employed, according to a United Nations report on worldwide drug use. However, if you’re an employer and you haven’t implemented a drug testing program, here are some things you need to know about it.

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British Company Urges Employers to Conduct Random Drug Testing

random drug testingIn light of the heavy losses that British businesses are sustaining due to drug and alcohol issues among their workforce, an alcohol and drug governmental organisation in the United Kingdom is exhorting other companies to implement random drug testing in the workplace, says an article in the Lincolnshire Echo. (more…)

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