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Studies Prove Alcohol Destroys Lives

alcohol destroys livesIllicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, and ice are inherently dangerous. They wreak havoc on the brain, heart, liver, and other vital organs in the body. They alter how a person looks or acts. They destroy lives. For that very reason, governments have declared them illegal, and rightly so. Severe punishments await those caught violating laws related to these substances.

Alcohol also happens to cause liver damage, heart problems, and strokes, among other things. Drunk people tend to be uninhibited, and in many cases, violent. Families have been torn apart by alcoholism, and countless people have met their deaths because drivers had one too many drinks. Just like illicit drugs, alcohol destroys lives. And the funny thing is they can be bought legally and quite easily as long as you’re of a certain age. Now alcoholism is becoming an epidemic, and numerous studies and surveys are proving it.

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The Importance of Drug Testing for Workplace Safety

drug testing for workplace safetyThe concept of drug testing at work has been around for more than three decades, yet there are still people who surprisingly question its relevance or are simply not aware of its connection to workplace safety. Regardless of how you view it, drug testing for workplace safety is an essential part of looking out for the health, safety, and welfare of the workforce, and that statement is backed by the results of several studies which prove the connection between drug testing and workplace safety.

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Casual Ice User Talks about the Drug

facts about iceMuch has been said by experts and addiction treatment professionals about the dangers of crystal meth, more popularly known as ice. However, it’s quite interesting when you hear an actual casual ice user talk about the drug, which is exactly what Matt Noffs makes possible in an article for The Age.

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How to Reduce Accidents in the Workplace

accidents in the workplaceAccidents can happen anywhere, to anybody, at any time. While they can never be 100% prevented, we can reduce the risks of an accident, particularly in the workplace. Preventing accidents in the workplace is primarily the responsibility of the employer, but it will also require the cooperation of the people in the workforce. After all, workplace health and safety or WHS is built around mutual support, and that employees should also take an active role in maintaining safety.

Here are some tips that can help reduce accidents in the workplace.

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The Problems Alcohol Drinking Can Cause in the Workplace

alcohol drinking in the workplaceThere are illicit drugs that have adverse effects on a human being, and then there’s alcohol, whose effects are just as bad—or even worse—but is actually legal and easily obtained. Illegal drugs and alcohol both cause problems in the workplace, but according to an estimate by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), up to 40% of accidents at work involve or are related to alcohol use, and that should be a major cause for concern among employers.

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