How to Tell if a Colleague is a Heroin User

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances in existence. Synthesised from a poppy plant and classified as an opiate, heroin is an illegal but very popular drug in most countries, Australia included. Due to its popularity, it is quite possible that many members of the workforce are into this drug, making it a matter of concern…

Your Guide in Crafting a Drug and Alcohol Policy

It 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…

Creating a Drug-Safe Work Environment

It’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…

Why Drugs and the Workplace Don’t Match

Drug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for many employers. Studies conducted about the issue may vary in their results, but they are one in saying that most illicit drug users are actually employed. With so many employed drug users, consequences abound for both employers and employees. Drugs and the workplace certainly don’t…

The Effects of Drug Misuse at Work

The odds of drug misuse, which is defined as the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescribed drugs and otherwise legal substances, creeping its way into your business are quite considerable. After all, numerous studies have shown that of all the adults classified as drug users, more than half are actually employed. If…

How to Keep Your Workplace Drug Safe

There was a time when drug abuse was a poor man’s affliction or a rich nation’s problem. Today, drug abuse has infiltrated practically all sectors of society, including the workplace. With the rising incidences of drug abuse in the workplace, it’s in the best interest of employers to address this issue. The cost of substance…