Ireland Inc turning blind eye to addiction, says expert

The impact of addiction and substance abuse continues to be ignored by corporate Ireland, attendees at the first international conference on addiction and behavioural health were told last week.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th November, 2011

The impact of addiction and substance abuse continues to be ignored by corporate Ireland, attendees at the first international conference on addiction and behavioural health were told last week.

Healthcare adviser Paddy Creedon said this "corporate epidemic" was costing businesses and the state billions due to absenteeism, lost productivity and 'presenteeism', which is defined as the measure of lost productivity due to employees showing up for work without being fully engaged. Creedon said it was...

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