Advancing the Australasia drug & alcohol testing industry!
New Virus, Changed Drug Usage
Meeting new challenges facing workplace drug testing
COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on many businesses right across Australia, and in this series, we will be looking at some of the many changes and new risks that have dramatically altered the landscape for workplace drug testing.
Many experts are concerned with the potential for increased consumption and/or changes in consumption patterns for drug use in Australian society.
“Amanda Curran, vice-president of the Australian Association of Psychologists and a registered psychologist, says factors such as lack of stimulation, increased stress particularly around finances and potential illness are all driving increased rates of substance use”¹