The numbers of drug users in Western Sydney are growing faster than the rehabilitation centres that are available to them.
In fact, the South Western Sydney Local Health District has among the highest rates of hospitalisations across metropolitan Sydney due to methamphetamine-use.
The drug rehabilitation centres in Western Sydney struggle to keep up with the growing need for rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addictions.
Many people still think of drug users as individuals who are criminals and unemployed. However, the truth is that close to 70% of Australian drug users are legally employed.
If you are concerned about drug and alcohol dependency among your employees in Western Sydney, we offer a full range of services that include workplace drug and alcohol testing and education.
Drug Use Prevalent Among the Educated and Affluent
The face of drug addiction has evolved over the years. Today, drug addiction is a problem not exclusive to soc-alled lower socio-economic groups. In fact, the educated, affluent, and employed are the top cocaine users in Western Sydney.
And they have no qualms about spending upwards of $300 for the drug only for a weekend, despite Sydney having the world’s second priciest cocaine at $311 per gram.
Drug syndicates are also found operating out of Western Sydney. A recent arrest seized a substantial amount of illicit drugs that are equivalent to seven million individual hits that could have made their way to the streets of not just Western Sydney but also the CBD.
With the prevalence of illicit drug use today, can you be certain that none of your employees have a drug dependency?
Why Drug-Test Your Employees?
It is incredibly difficult to tell who among your staff may have a drug habit. Drug users are extremely good at hiding their addiction, even when using drugs during working hours.
We frequently find traces of drugs on meeting room tables when we conduct surface testing on office furniture.
A comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol testing program will help you protect your employees from the dangers of drug use. In fact, we often find the mere existence of a professional program is enough to deter employees from engaging in drug consumption in the first place.
It can also protect your company from expensive litigation due to workplace accidents and injuries.
By implementing a drug-safe program you are saying to your workers that you value their health and safety. Therefore, find out who among your workforce is struggling with substance abuse, and address it while you can.
Keep Your Workplace Safe
With a user base that continues to expand across demographics, it’s only natural to want to safeguard your business and your employees.
Our mission at Drug-Safe Australia is to keep your company and workforce safe from drug and alcohol-related incidents at work – in Western Sydney and across Australia.
Our comprehensive drug and alcohol safety services include:
- pre-employment drug testing
- blanket and random testing including results analysis
- on-site and/or in-house drug screening
- drug and alcohol policy development
- alcohol and other drugs (AOD) training programs
- drug education and awareness workshops
Our Mobile Clinics Come to You
Our comprehensive drug testing service is one of the best in Australia today. We provide great solutions for any kind of business.
Drug-Safe was the first on-site testing company to utilise mobile clinics for minimum disruption to company workflow. In addition, we are also the first to gain accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).
An Individualised Approach for Your Business in Western Sydney
For almost 20 years we’ve provided Australian businesses with practical and cost-effective advice according to their unique business needs.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to creating a fair and effective drug and alcohol workplace policy. We carefully assess the risks inherent to a business and create highly-individualised solutions from there.
Contact us today to discuss how you can protect your business in Western Sydney and help your employees thrive.Call us on 1300 378 472