Substance Abuse at Work Awareness

This training provides a comprehensive overview of substance use and misuse, including the legal responsibilities and protections regarding substance use and employment.

Course Details

Duration Half Day / 1 Day 

Training Mode Online / in-company 

Level Awareness / Intermediate

Prerequisites None

Course Details

Duration Half Day / 1 Day 

Training Mode Online / in-company 

Level Awareness / Intermediate

Prerequisites None


This training provides a comprehensive overview of substance use and misuse, including the legal responsibilities and protections regarding substance use and employment. The course teaches employees how to identify signs of substance misuse in themselves and their colleagues and address these issues in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. Certainly, implementing a Substance Abuse Awareness Training program in the workplace is a proactive and beneficial approach.

Course Content / Outline

Creating an awareness course on substance abuse at work is an important step in fostering a healthy and productive work environment.

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse in the Workplace

  • Common Substances of Abuse

  • Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse

  • Workplace Policies and Legal Framework

  • Health and Safety Risks

  • Prevention Strategies

  • Employee Responsibilities

Who Should Attend?

  • All Employees

  • Supervisors and Managers

  • Safety Officers and Health Professionals

  • Security Personnel

  • Employees Returning from Rehabilitation

  • Contractors and Temporary Workers

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Substance Misuse at Work Awareness course, learners should be able to.

  • State reasons why people use substances.

  • Identify types of substances that are misused and give an example of each.

  • Identify factors from a person’s background that might lead them to use substances.

  • Identify possible signs or symptoms that may indicate substance misuse.

  • Differentiate between Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction.

  • Identify harmful effects of substance misuse on individuals.

  • Identify harmful effects of substance misuse on society.

  • Give examples of where to get support and advice on substance use.

Substance Abuse At Work Awareness Training: Business Benefits

Implementing Substance Abuse at Work Awareness Training can yield several business benefits, contributing to a healthier and more productive work environment.

  • Increased Productivity

  • Enhanced Workplace Safety

  • Reduced Healthcare Costs

  • Compliance with Legal and Regulatory Requirements

  • Increased Employee Engagement

  • Effective Risk Management

  • Improved Decision-Making

  • Positive Return on Investment (ROI)

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