Harm reduction refers to a broad range of policies and practices that try to reduce the physical, mental and societal harms that people do to themselves and/or others from their drug and alcohol use.
This article covers a wide range of harm reduction strategies and best practice suggestions for those who use drugs and alcohol, those around them, their communities and the country as a whole, including those involved with sex work, those who drink/drug drive and what help and support is available to those who want it.
Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for their employer, business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, accidents and an increase in health sick days not to mention theft, deception and malpractice in certain industries and professions.
The loss to companies and the United Kingdom due to alcohol and drug-related abuse and addiction by employees totals £7.3 billion a year.
In this comprehensive article for employers, businesses and organisations, you will find all of the information you need to know and more about substance abuse and addiction in the workplace, including links, downloadable content and more!