|Document ID (ISN)||68276|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-523X - Bulletin on Narcotics
|Convention or series no.
||Overview on drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
||1993, Vol.45, No.2, p.3-44. 163 ref.
||http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/bulletin/bulletin_1993-01-01_2_page002.html [in English]
||This literature review examines the nature and extent of alcohol and drug use in the US workplace, as well as related problems, strategies for managing alcohol- and drug-related difficulties, and arguments for and against drug and alcohol testing. To date, the supportive evidence for the usefulness of drug and alcohol testing is inconclusive, although testing programmes are useful in identifying drug users. Their deterrent value is uncertain, however, and they are not efficient tools for linking drug users to assistance programmes. Enterprises considering the introduction of drug and alcohol testing programmes should ask themselves the following questions: (1) Is substance abuse a problem for them? (2) Will testing respond to the problem? (3) Will testing be cost-effective? (4) Are there any ethical and legal issues involved?
||drug dependence; drug testing; workplaces; alcoholism
||literature survey; USA; ethics; cost-benefit analysis; legal aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Alcohol and drug abuse
Occupational health services