Relevance To Your Workplace

How could you tell if alcohol and other drug use had relevance in your workplace?

You could engage in some extensive research, interviewing staff, managers and other key stakeholders – while some workplaces do undertake such research, it is time-consuming and can be expensive.

A simple approach is to understand what is going on in the broad community – if you lived in a region or country where, for example, heavy alcohol consumption was the norm, you might expect there to be higher workplace risks compared to a country with low alcohol consumption. If you recruited males aged 18-29 years old you would recruit from the heaviest drinking section of the community.