British Campaign Group Pushing To Allow Employers To Screen For Alcohol Misuse

The Alcohol Health Network's director the move would keep sickness costs down


An organisation set up to tackle alcohol misuse has called for workplace testing to seek out problem drinkers.

The Alcohol Health Network wants employees to take a standardised test which identifies whether or not they are misusing alcohol.

The body's director and founder, Don Shenker, wrote in the British Medical Journal that if problems were identified, employers could provide advice to help prevent problem drinking at an early stage.