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Managing drug and alcohol misuse at work: guidance for line managers

Organisation: CIPD


Drug or alcohol problems can affect anyone, and it’s possible their use might impact on someone’s work performance. As a line manager, it is important to understand what drug or alcohol problems might look like, and be able to offer support if an employee discloses they have an issue with substance abuse.

This guidance from the CIPD aims to help line managers to effectively support and manage someone who is struggling with drugs and/or alcohol. It offers advice on creating an environment where people feel able to ask for help, tips on having difficult conversation about substance abuse, and what to do if you think disciplinary measures might be needed.

It’s ideal for any line manager to read.

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