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Recognising Chemical Dependency and What to Do About It

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



Despite estimates that chemical dependency in the workplace is a $100 billion per year problem, many managers are unable or unwilling to recognise it. There are, though, a number of specific job performance related signs that an employee is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Additionally, the informed manager can watch for certain personality and behavioural changes that indicate chemical dependency. Drug testing is sometimes effective, but it has many drawbacks.


Brenn, H.M. and Kleiner, B.H. (1992), "Recognising Chemical Dependency and What to Do About It", Management Research News, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 18-22.




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