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Jason Baker, Business founder and recovering addict, calls for increased support for workers that are struggling with addiction during lockdown, ahead of his address to the Intelligence Forums London webinar on February 4th, 2021.

As we navigate the UK’s third lockdown, homeworking and the removal of social connections have become the norm. This is difficult for all sections of society, but it could be a disaster for those that suffer from addiction.

Alcohol abuse has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. For example, The British Liver Trust, has reported a 500% rise in calls to its helpline since lockdown began in March.

Addiction has long been managed behind the scenes in places of work, but our new lockdown lifestyles will create a tipping point, leading to an increase in addiction-related issues in the workplace.

Homeworking has separated employees from their routines and colleagues, who often form part of a...

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