Alcohol Change UK is a leading UK alcohol charity which is coordinating Alcohol Awareness week from 3 to 9 July 2023. The purpose is to raise awareness and to get us “thinking about drinking”. In the employment context, alcohol has often been the cause of poor performance and/or disciplinaries. Drinking cultures can also create divisions in the workplace and result in discrimination claims. Alcohol in-take can certainly be linked to mental health well-being. According to Alcohol Change “More than 25 million adults in England regularly drink alcohol. Statistically, drinkers are more likely to be employed than non-drinkers”.
So is it time to change our view on the stigma of not drinking alcohol?
Should we have alcohol free work places?
Would you be supportive to staff who have a dependency on alcohol?
Have you got a policy setting out your approach to alcohol at work?
According to Alcohol Change, lost productivity to the UK economy due to alcohol costs more than £7 billion each year so is something worth thinking about…
Alcohol Awareness Week is a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more. This year's Alcohol Awareness Week takes place from 3-9 July 2023.https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week-1/about-alcohol-awareness-week