Substance abuse is a real problem, especially in Canada. A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that Canadians drink more than 50% above the global average. And while most people associate alcoholism and drug use with troubled homes, life on the streets, and criminal activity, the fact is that most users are regular people going about their normal routines — including showing up for work, at least most of the time.
As a co-worker or a boss, it is important to know the warning signs and the facts, so that if such a situation does arise, you will be fully prepared to take the correct actions and help that person deal with drug or alcohol abuse. Check out these substance abuse in the workplace statistics:
It’s Really Dangerous
Substance abuse in the workplace isn’t...