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New Zealanders use drugs and alcohol, and chances are you will work with someone who uses drugs and alcohol in a way that impacts on their ability to do their job well.

There are things that organisations can do to support their staff perform well in their roles, without drugs and alcohol getting in the way.

Key tips

Be prepared and offer proactive support

Understand the situation and allow for flexibility in how you respond

Have a clear focus on employee wellbeing and build trust

Help employees feel like they are a part of your organisation

Help your line managers to know how to best support their staff

Focus workplace policies on keeping your staff employed

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We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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