Many organisations are now implementing drug testing during the recruitment process, which, as far as we’re concerned, is the best way to make sure that employers won’t be hiring regular users of illicit drugs. An article by Bourree Lam for The Atlantic, however, raises a valid point about drug testing during recruitment weeding out great candidates as well.Read More
The impending execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the two convicted ringleaders of the Bali Nine, is grabbing headlines around the world, and if you take a closer look at Australian and Indonesia media coverage of the case, you will see that there is a great difference in the way they treat it.Read More
Believe 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?Read More
Tired 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.Read More
It 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.Read More
Police are looking into the possibility that the teenager who died while attending a rave in Sydney might have been playing a drug-taking game before his death, says an ABC News article.Read More