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Document ID (ISN)67450
CIS number 96-1911
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kleinsorge H., Zober M.A.
Title Drugs - Problems in assessing fitness for work
Original title Drogen - Probleme bei Einschätzung der Arbeitsfähigkeit [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1994, Vol.29, No.11, p.486-489. Illus.
Abstract Application of a questionnaire to 25 drug dependent employees in a German chemical company in the years 1992 and 1993 revealed that 40% of the cases had gone unnoticed for a long time. Absenteeism, together with a drop in performance, strange behaviour and strange looks revealed the remaining nine drug addicts. However, in these cases almost nine years passed between initial drug use until addiction became apparent. It is recommended that drug addicts not be allowed to return to the workplace until they have been successfully treated. This measure is considered necessary for safety reasons. Drugs take longer than alcohol to be eliminated from the human organism.
Descriptors (primary) drug dependence; behaviour study; questionnaire survey; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) occupational medicine; occupational psychology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse