Alcohol and drug abuse

Global impact on the workplace fact sheet: Alcohol and drug abuse

Rates of alcohol and drug use are higher among workers who work: (a) in high stress jobs; (b) in unsupervised situations; (c) under extreme conditions; and (d) round the clock across different time zones in call centers and information technology services.

Studies have shown that men, young workers and workers in certain sectors/occupations are more likely to be associated with workplace substance abuse.