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The substance abuse programme is a guideline in which the organization defines the practical ways of solving and relating to substance abuse, smoking and gambling by the personnel in a constructive manner to benefit both the employee and the organization.
The aim of the substance abuse programme is to increase occupational safety by preventing substance abuse and reduce the adverse health effects and costs caused by the abuse of substances and gambling.
Problematic substance use has been shown to be associated with mental health disorders. The high consumption of the most commonly used substance, alcohol, on average doubles the risk of severe depression and increases long sick leaves granted due to mental health disorders.
Experimentation and use of intoxicating substances have increased, the use of tobacco products is still widespread and there is a relatively new threat of problematic gambling.

Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training

Lead Organisation: Mental Health at Work Programme

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