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January 28, 2014

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Drugs and alcohol infographic: abuse costs UK £36bn



In the run up to the webinar we are running on Friday this week, we compiled some key statistics on alcohol in the workplace to paint a clear picture of the impact that drug and alcohol abuse has on UK workplaces.

Drug and alcohol abuse has a significant impact on the UK economy, costing the UK £36bn in total each year. 70% of substance abusers are in full time employment, and 17 million working days are lost to alcohol misuse alone.

Even more striking is the wider impact that drinking can have on a workplace – one in four workers admit to making mistakes at work as a result of a hangover, and we all know that mistakes at work can be fatal in some high risk working environments.

Register for Friday’s webinar now to get advice and have your questions answered on how to manage drug and alcohol abuse in your workplace.


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2 months ago

thats crazy