Intervention in the Workplace is key to addressing substance abuse

By Dr Richard Malkin (BSc, MBChB), MD of Workforce Healthcare
South Africa has built itself the dubious reputation of having one of the highest rates of substance abuse in the world, with 15% of the population, or 1 in 10 people, being diagnosed with a drug problem. In fact, the abuse of hard drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs is estimated to cost the country in excess of R20 billion each year. (References below). Read more