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RecoveryPlus Workplace

Recovery Plus: Workplace wellbeing News: stories symbolising trends to watch Workplace drug and alcohol policies “vital” Some things are the same from country to country... Employers are not exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s reporting rule for on-the-job injuries linked to alcohol intoxication even when the injured employee’s consumption of alcoholic beverages takes place off the job, the US National Law Review reported, in a case that will reverberate internationally (www.natlawreview.com/article/ alcohol-related-workplace-injuries-recordable-osha-says). Enhanced penalties of Missouri's Workers Compensation Act make it even more beneficial for policyholders to create and enforce drug and alcohol policies (www. workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/24088-work place-drug-and-alcohol-policies-are-more-powerful-than-ever.html). Catch up with drug and alcohol legal obligations for Australian businesses (www.dibbsbarker.com/assets/ publicationdoc/10-11_Upfront-Legal_subbed.pdf). Cannabis makes you less likely to work Getting high on cannabis makes you less likely to work hard for money, according to University College London. However, study participants could “tap their little finger really quickly” as well as non-users when weed eventually made its way out of their system (www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cannabis-marijuana-weedeffects getting-high-working-hard-money-motivation-a7220441.html). Recovery Plus on Good Morning Britain R+ took the message of recovery to the 1million+ viewers of Good Morning Britain in early September: photographed in the ITV studio above (left to right) are Pub Landlord Al Murray who is giving up alcohol (for September), R+ editor Deirdre Boyd and GMB presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. Wellness programmes work when good Corporate wellness programmes are becoming big business – but is there objective evidence to support their claims? It depends: not all wellness programmes are created equal. The good ones save money and show a culture of health validated by Harvard University studies (www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-wellnessprograms health-0720-20160718-story.html). Government drug-death numbers The Office for National Statistics released the latest Deaths related to drug poisoning in England & Wales (www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/ birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsrelatedtodrugpoisoninginenglandandwales/ 2015registrations) and Drug misuse deaths by local authority (www.ons.gov.uk/people populationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/drugmisusedeathsbylocal authority) as well as Deaths Related to Drug Poisoning, England & Wales (www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/ deathsrelatedtodrugpoisoningenglandandwalesreferencetable). Public Health England issued a report on understanding and preventing these deaths. Its inquiry concluded that the factors responsible for the increase in drug-related deaths are multiple and complex (www.nta.nhs.uk/uploads/pheunderstanding preventing-drds.pdf). Recovery Plus suggests that it could be related to half of the UK's addiction-treatment rehabs closing since 2008. Choosing sobriety Controlled drinking is harder to achieve than total abstinence from alcohol, was the finding by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, London Business School and others (www. news-medical.net/news/20160914/ Controlled-drinking-more-difficultto achieve-than-total-abstinencefrom alcohol-study-shows.aspx). your library’s essential reference September 2016 9


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