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Wales drugs body chief backs workplace testing

The chief executive of Wales' drugs council has backed mandatory drug testing in the workplace but warned against "stigmatisation".

Wynford Ellis Owen, chief executive of the Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, said drug users often thought they could function normally at work.

It has emerged one in three employers in Wales would not know how to tell if a worker was under the influence of recreational drugs.

The findings come amid growing concern about the level of new-style drugs such as mephedrone in Welsh communities.

Mr Ellis Owen spoke to Gareth Lewis on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 05 Sep 2013
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