In an article for the Herald Sun, Tom Elliott makes a very valid point about the confusion that opening a supervised injecting centre—where drug users can legally shoot up heroin—in Richmond might cause violation of the law among the people.Read More
It’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.Read More
Janna Maree Sladic, a former top basketballer for the Canberra Capitals, was found dead at a west Belconnen home in what is suspected to be a heroin overdose, according to a report by Michael Inman for The Canberra Times.Read More
For 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.Read More
Drug 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.Read More
In 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…)Read More
Drug sniffer dogs have played a crucial role in police drug raids conducted around pubs and clubs in Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, and Woolgoolga, according to a report in The Coffs Coast Advocate. (more…)Read More