According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, drug deaths in Australia have been on the increase since the late 90s.
For instance, in 2016 alone, there were a total of 158,504 deaths registered in Australia — 1,808 of which were due to drugs.
If you are concerned about drug and alcohol use among your employees, we offer a full range of services that include workplace drug and alcohol management and testing.
Drug use prevalent among the educated and affluent
Many assume that drug addiction is a problem in lower socio-economic suburbs and among the lowly-educated. However, complex drug trades have been uncovered operating in some of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs.
When you think of drug users, the image of a professional, gainfully employed adult isn’t what usually comes to mind. But statistics point to rampant cocaine use among affluent white-collar professionals in Sydney.
Given the prevalence of drug use today, you really cannot be certain just how many of your own employees or colleagues could be suffering from addiction and drug dependency.
Ordering drugs as easy as one-two-three
The grim reality is that ordering drugs in Sydney is almost as easy as ordering pizza. Police regularly intercept delivery drivers and their customers, and the deliveries are not 1-2 bags of cocaine either. They are finding a dozen to two dozen bags each time, worth up to $7,500 in the vehicles.
Most drug users are employed. Therefore you want to protect your employees from the dangers of drug abuse with a comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing program.
Why Drug-Test Your Employees?
With the staggering rates of drug-induced and drug-related deaths in this country and the shocking user demographics, it’s only natural to want to safeguard your business and your employees.
When you implement a drug-safe program you are saying to your workers that you value them, and that you want to ensure a safe and healthy place of work.
Keep your workplace safe and maintain a healthy work environment through a comprehensive drug and alcohol program.
You will not only keep your employees safe, but you will also protect your company by cutting the risk of legal liabilities in the event of an accident involving drug use.
Therefore, find out who among your workforce is struggling with substance abuse, and address it while you can.
Drug-Safe Australia are experts in workplace drug and alcohol management and drug and alcohol testing in Sydney.
Drug-Safe Australia Will Keep Your Workplace Safe
Our mission at Drug-Safe Australia is to help you secure and safeguard your company and workforce from the impact of drug and alcohol-related incidents at work.
We address complex problems with comprehensive solutions including:
- pre-employment drug testing
- blanket and random testing including results analysis
- policy development
- educational workshops
- certified training programs
- on-site and/or in-house screening
With our mobile clinics, we come to you
Our comprehensive drug testing service is one of the best in Australia today.
Firstly, Drug-Safe Australia was the first on-site testing company to introduce mobile clinics.
Secondly, we were the very first to gain accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
Lastly, were also the first to provide total solutions for businesses across all industries in Australia.
An individualised approach for your business
For almost 20 years we’ve provided Australian businesses with practical and cost-effective advice.
Above all, we know that there is no “one size fits all” approach to creating a sound and effective drug and alcohol workplace policy.
Contact us today for a confidential discussion on how you can protect your business and have your employees thrive.