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Study Links Alcohol Abuse to Decreased Work Trajectory

decreased work trajectoryA study conducted by American researchers has found a link between alcohol abuse and a decreased ‘work trajectory’.

According to an article in the University Herald, the study, which was published in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, discovered that employees working with alcohol use disorders are more likely to have a work trajectory that is either flat or on a downward course. (more…)

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What Employers Need To Know About Workplace Drug Testing

workplace drug testingWith drug abuse in the workplace becoming a growing concern among employers, it does not come as a surprise that workplace drug testing is becoming increasingly common. After all, drug abuse can have an adverse impact on the workplace. And it is within the rights of employers to take any action they deem necessary to protect, not only the health and safety of workers, but the organisation as a whole, as well. If you’re an employer and you’re thinking about conducting work place drug testing, know that there are a number of things you need to take into consideration. Here are some of them. (more…)

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A Pill to Treat Alcoholism?

alcoholismIt has been said time and again that there is no magic pill that could completely treat addiction of any kind. Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, however, begs to disagree, as it has purportedly developed a pill specifically designed to treat alcoholism. According to a report by Lizzie Parry for The Daily Mail, the drug nalmefene is being recommended by the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) for use by heavy drinkers to help curb their addiction.

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How to Start a Drug Testing Program in the Workplace

starting a drug testing programIn the face of rising incidences of drug use in the workplace, it has become imperative for employers and businesses to come up with a program that will keep their workplaces drug safe. If your business doesn’t have one in place yet, here’s how to start a drug testing program in the workplace.

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Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace

prescription drugsMany people die each year from overdosing on illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or crystal meth, but they are not the drugs that kill the most people annually. That dubious distinction belongs to prescription drugs, which, ironically, can be legally bought at any drugstore as long you have a legitimate prescription from a doctor. To give you an idea how big the prescription drug problem is, it is now classified by experts as an epidemic, and this epidemic is prevalent even in the workplace.

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