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Your Guide in Crafting a Drug and Alcohol Policy

drug and alcohol policyIt can never be stated enough how important crafting a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace is. While alcoholism and drug abuse may seem like purely personal issues, it stops being that when their effects become apparent and felt in the workplace. And with almost 70 per cent of drug users being fully employed according to a United Nations report on worldwide drug use, the development and implementation of a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace becomes even more imperative for many employers.

If you’re an employer and you haven’t crafted a drug and alcohol policy yet, it’s about time you get it done.

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Creating a Drug-Safe Work Environment

drug-safe work environmentIt’s alarming to learn that a United Nations report on worldwide drug use has revealed that Australia has the highest rates per capita of dangerous and illicit drug use in the world. Add to that the fact that nearly 70 per cent of drug users are actually employed full time. This should spur employers who haven’t created a drug-safe work environment just yet to finally make an effort to do so.

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Cannabis Unlikely to Become Prescription Medicine in Australia

cannabisFor Australians who are hoping the country will follow in the footsteps of a number of American states in allowing cannabis to be used legally as prescription medication, their hopes may have been dashed by a medical expert who says it won’t be approved for such use, according to an article on News.com.au

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