We often get asked “what is the level of drug use in the UK really like?”.
Here are some bullet point figures from England & Wales for 2018/19:
Alcoholism and drug dependence can lead to lowered productivity within the workplace, with increased levels of absenteeism and sick leave, accidents and injuries, including fatal accidents and even premature deaths.
Substance abuse is linked to 60% of all poor performances and 40% of industrial accidents at work.
83% of employees who have had a hangover at work admit that it affected their productivity, 33% admit to having gone to work with a hangover, and 22% admit to having made mistakes at work because of a hangover.
It has been reported that 65.7% of adult drug users and 75% of illicit drug users (i.e. 17% of the total workforce) are employed.
It has been reported that during lockdown drug & alcohol use has been on the increase.
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With the festive season upon us, it's time to educate people about the dangers of driving under the influence. The Police will be targeting offenders who pose a risk to themselves and other road users. So you may consider rolling out the same message for your Employees.
I think you will agree, the UK has seen an increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19, especially as a result of furlough in the summer. Many people use alcohol to deal with stressful events, such as losing a job or bereavement, events like this can trigger heavy drinking,which can ...