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Alcohol and the Workplace: What are the Effects?

alcohol and the workplaceBelieve it or not, many experts agree that the most dangerous drug in the world is not ice, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, or any other substance that many countries deem illegal. The world’s most dangerous drug is alcohol, a very legal and widely available substance. A number of studies have already reached this conclusion, and very few people would be disputing it.

Whenever alcohol is entered into any situation, the result is almost always a mess. Alcohol, after all, is a powerful behaviour modifier, turning the meekest of people into aggressive and uninhibited individuals. Can you imagine the kind of effect alcohol would have on the workplace?

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Sniffer Dogs Considered an ‘Adorable’ Form of Drug Policy

sniffer dogsTired of ineffective drug policies being implemented by governments? Frustrating these policies may be, don’t forget that everything has a silver lining, and as far as ineffective drug policies go, those adorable sniffer dogs police use to implement drug policies can at least make you forget about how ineffective they actually are. At least that’s what a humour piece on SBS is trying to tell us.

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Understanding Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

random drug testingIt is such a relief to know that over the years, the idea of workplace drug policies and the random drug testing that usually comes with them have taken root in many companies. Today, many employers are already implementing drug and alcohol policies, and many more are expected to put such policies in place.

However, it is an unfortunate fact that many people still see random drug testing in the workplace as nothing more than a sanction against offenders in the workforce. If anything, random drug testing should largely be treated as a prevention and rehabilitation tool.

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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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