One in Ten Staff Take Drugs at Work

More than one in ten employees has taken illegal drugs whilst at work, research from LondonlovesBusiness has found. The survey of 500 London-based managers also revealed that one third have witnessed colleagues taking drugs. Cocaine was the drug of choice for most, with 40 per cent of those taking drugs owning up to taking it. A fifth said they had taken Ecstasy. According to the poll, peer pressure was one of the main reasons ― cited by nearly a fifth ― while 12 per cent said drug taking encouraged creativity. One in ten blamed their activity on the stress of the job. Sophie Hobson, editor of LondonlovesBusiness, said the results were “startling”. “The research highlights just how prevalent this issue is, which is particularly worrying with the Christmas part... »