Managing the impact of alcohol and drug misuse in the workplace

In the context of challenging economic environments and the need to remain competitive, inappropriate use of substances by employees is presenting an increasing number of employers with problems in their workplaces. These include increased sickness absence, lower levels of performance and reduced productivity of staff.

Line managers and supervisors have a key role to play in developing and promoting good corporate practice and minimising the effects on the company of inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs by staff. Guidance for managers on how to act in these circumstances is often inadequate, incomplete or missing altogether, and many employers do not always possess the tools to enable managers to deal with substance use at a corporate level.

We work with companies to help them develop the appropriate skills and knowledge and understanding to enable them to both proactively and reactively with the issue of substances and the impact on work productivity.