Relevance To Your Workplace

While different people might produce a different order in their list, it is likely that alcohol and tobacco are high on your list. You might also have placed cannabis ahead of heroin.

We suggest that the most commonly used drugs in the workplace are likely to be similar to the most commonly used drugs in the broad community.

The most commonly used drugs in the community are the legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

The most commonly used illegal drugs are cannabis and amphetamine.

Recently, in the broad community there has been increasing concern about prescription drug misuse and this is likely to have some impact, at least in some workplaces.

This suggests any workplace response should include a focus on the most commonly used drugs.