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Health Promotion in the Workplace: Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Technical Report Series, No. 833, 1993, v + 34 pages, ISBN 92 4 120833 3, Order no. 1100833

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Outlines a range of health promotion initiatives that can be used at the workplace to combat alcohol- and drug-related problems. Intended to provide both conceptual and practical guidance, the report draws upon numerous examples of programmes and strategies to show how health promotion at the workplace can help reduce the absenteeism, occupational morbidity, inefficiency on the job, and safety hazards so often linked to substance abuse. Throughout the report, emphasis is placed on the need to recognize both the multiplicity of factors that contribute to substance abuse and the diversity of cultural settings and attitudes to drinking and drug use around the world.