Alcohol at Work: Managing Alcohol Problems and Issues in the Workplace

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Mr Clive Tobutt
Gower Publishing, Ltd., Sep 28, 2012 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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In the European Union many individuals will partake in drinking a little wine with their lunch or dinner to aid their enjoyment of the meal or as an appetizer for food. Alcohol is also a drug of dependence. Some individuals will drink too much and some of them will become addicted.

Access to alcohol, binge drinking, and younger drinkers can lead to unsafe workplaces, absenteeism, fraud and criminal behaviour. Alcohol at Work is a definitive guide to the problem, exploring its nature and scale and providing a complete range of ideas and techniques to help create a policy in the workplace and develop appropriate and effective measures for monitoring and tackling alcohol abuse. The key collective message is solve the problem - take the alcohol, not the person, out of the workplace.

In the UK alone, research puts the cost of alcohol abuse in the workplace at £2 billion a year. This is a must-have reference for human resource, occupational health and risk managers, as well as those involved in tackling criminal behaviour such as fraud and violence at work resulting from alcohol abuse and addiction.


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1 Introduction to Alcohol and the Workplace
Examining the Evidence
3 Policy Development for Organisations
4 Workplace Testing
5 How to Deal with the Problematic Use of Alcohol in Relation to Job Performance
6 Alcohol Screening and Assessment
7 Alcohol Interventions and Treatment
8 Communities and Employers Working Together

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Clive Tobutt is a research associate at the Addictions Department, National Addiction Centre, King's College, University of London, UK. He is also a technical consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on the development of guidelines for UN Member States for preventing alcohol and drugs in workplaces.

Clive Tobutt, William Lloyd, Rik Bijl, Marie-Claire Lambrechts, Behrouz Shahandeh, Nils Gärdegård, Jan Eriksson.

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