Survey report September 2007 – Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse at work

About half of employers provide access to counselling, a similar proportion refer employees to occupational health services and about 40% refer individuals to GPs or other medical practitioners. Only about 25% of employers provide paid time off for treatment and a similar proportion provide unpaid time off for treatment. Just under half of respondent organisations provide flexible working opportunities, about 45% of organisations provide access to counselling to all employees and 40% have an employee assistance programme in place. Health promotion initiatives and training for managers to help them identify the early symptoms of drug and alcohol misuse are provided by about a third of employers.

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