Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Training in Awareness and Prevention For Executives, Supervisors and Employees

It’s vital that management understand the magnitude of substance abuse in the workplace and know how to identify impaired or under-the-influence employees. Employers must be able to effectively manage potential incidents before they occur. Drug and alcohol abuse impacts safety, productivity and the cost of doing business.

Workplace substance abuse is a sensitive and very costly problem facing employers of every size and industry. According to a recent OSHA publication, 65% of workplace accidents are caused by substance abuse, and employees that abuse drugs file 6 times more workers’ comp claims. Substance abusers use health benefits approximately 84% greater in dollar terms and they record 16 times more work absences according to the US Dept. of Labor.

Training Profile

Our substance abuse training is highly interactive, involving small-to midsize group discussions using MS PowerPoint and other visual aids. This module provides a review of workplace substance abuse, methods for detecting and identifying drug and alcohol abuse or situations most likely to lead to other complicated problems, and practical steps for addressing actual drug- and alcohol-related situations. This module will also address many of the common myths and misconceptions about workplace substance abuse in order to focus the attention for the participants on the real nature of the problem. Our experienced trainers will provide management and employees with an understanding of the adverse consequences associated with potential legal risks that can arise when an employer confronts a substance abuser. The topics are all geared towards stimulating meaningful discussions, and critical thinking.

Length: 2-4 Hours (Depending on clients needs.)

The Substance Abuse Problem

Analyze the scope of substance abuse in the workplace

Defining, Identifying and Understanding Workplace Substance Abuse

  • Myths vs. Facts – Separate the facts from the assumptions about substance abuse
  • Review the major categories of substance abuse
  • Who becomes addicted and why

Legal Obligations to the Employer

Review the major areas of statutory and liabilities that may require employers to take action to prevent abuse and maintain a drug-free workplace.

Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse

  • Dealing with emergencies and managing conflict resolution techniques
  • Discuss the best management practices and implementing your organization’s own policy to reduce the risk of substance abuse
  • Documenting problems of potential substance abuse
  • Learn the warning signs and risk factors that can lead to substance abuse.

If you would like more information on substance abuse training and substance abuse awareness please contact our partner Compliance Training Group for more information.