Someone from the most grounded (albeit with less government friends with imaginary friends) of the ‘local drug charities’ is saying we need more research into where the increasing demand for drugs comes from (see http://www.isleofman.com/News/details/58550/reasons-for-drug-demand-needs-to-be-researched).
I can save them lots of time and money. The answer is ‘work’.
I suggested before that island employers who run call centre set-ups, like their
equivalents, have turned a blind
eye to substance abuse for years. Got to have all those phone-jockeys
hyper-alert if the profits are going to keep rolling to the shareholders. UK
Funnily enough, I gather that one HR consultant, formerly paid handsomely by a major industry player to either keep overwired employees safely away from NHS clinics or dispose of the burn-outs quietly, has changed tactics with a new employer.
The new emphasis is on ensuring caffeine-based (i.e. strictly legal) stimulants are on tap to fire them up in the morning and cheap alcohol at team-bonding celebrations to end the day.
Ever wondered why commuting car-drivers behave so erratically in the evening rush home?