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Danger Drugs at Work

Danger Drugs at Work Because addiction is a secretive activity, the first awarenessoutside the family is mainly at work, where rising costs of absentecism,injuries, damage to, and stealing of, company property reveal theproblem, without offering alleviation. Government drugs advice centresand methadone substitution approaches have provided no lasting cures,the major reason being that true cures cost money not as much assustaining the habit, but enough to be politically uncomfortable.Whether employers know it or not, drugs and alcohol are already costingthem heavily, and it is increasingly being recognized that suchinvoluntary spending if deliberately channelled into procuringreal cures can provide one of the few effective ways forward.Examines why counselling has so far achieved only limited employeracceptance and, based on field experience, shows what needs to be done. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Counselling Today Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0955-8217
DOI
10.1108/13665629310033246
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Abstract

Because addiction is a secretive activity, the first awarenessoutside the family is mainly at work, where rising costs of absentecism,injuries, damage to, and stealing of, company property reveal theproblem, without offering alleviation. Government drugs advice centresand methadone substitution approaches have provided no lasting cures,the major reason being that true cures cost money not as much assustaining the habit, but enough to be politically uncomfortable.Whether employers know it or not, drugs and alcohol are already costingthem heavily, and it is increasingly being recognized that suchinvoluntary spending if deliberately channelled into procuringreal cures can provide one of the few effective ways forward.Examines why counselling has so far achieved only limited employeracceptance and, based on field experience, shows what needs to be done.

Journal

Employee Counselling TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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