All - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

  • 07/09/2010 - Call for action to reduce the harmful use of alcohol
    For the first time, delegations from all 193 Member States of World Health Organization (WHO) reached consensus at the World Health Assembly on a resolution to confront the harmful use of alcohol -- which contributes to poor health globally, can devastate families and damage the structure of communities.
  • 21/07/2010 - Drinking and driving ban (24th June 2010)
    This news item refers to legislation passed in Ireland on 23rd June to reduce the drink-driving limit. Under The Road Traffic Bill 2009, drivers caught with blood alcohol levels between the new lower alcohol limits and the existing one – between 50mg and 80mg - face a €200 fine and three penalty points rather than a driving ban..
  • 21/07/2010 - Drug and alcohol misuse a significant cause of lost productivity (17 September 2007)
    Research carried out by CIPD and People Management magazine suggests that four out of ten employers believe alcohol misuse is a significant cause of employee absence and lost productivity and one third of organisations report that drug misuse has a similarly negative effect in the workplace..

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