Training Style

In House, Virtual, Face to Face

Certificates and Handouts

Yes

Expected Learning Outcome

  • Explore the latest trends in substance use and misuse.
  • Understand how drugs including cocaine and cannabis and how they may affect employee’s performance.
  • Describe the prevalence, progression, and dangers of substance abuse.
  • Recognise and address workplace issues that may be related to impairing substances.
  • Respect and protect workplace confidentiality.
  • Intervene in problem situations that may escalate to crisis.
  • Refer individuals who may be experiencing a substance abuse problem to appropriate resources.
  • Continue a constructive working relationship with an individual who has been referred for help.

Drugs and alcohol can have a serious impact on the workplace.

Drugs and alcohol can lead to a variety of direct and indirect costs to your business, making management of these a vital aspect of your overall safety program. Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase in health insurance claims.

Problems Caused in the Workplace

In addition to deaths and accidents, absenteeism and loss of production, other problems that alcohol and drug abuse can cause on the job include:

  • Tardiness/sleeping on the job
  • Hangover or withdrawal affecting job performance
  • Poor decision making
  • Loss of efficiency
  • Theft
  • Lower morale of co-workers
  • Preoccupation with obtaining and using substances while at work, interfering with attention and concentration
  • Increased likelihood of having trouble with co-workers/supervisors or tasks
  • Illegal activities at work including selling illicit drugs to other employees
  • Higher turnover
  • Training of new employees
  • Disciplinary procedures


No matter what kind of impairing substance someone is affected by—whether it’s alcohol, street drugs, prescription medications, or something else—there’s a higher risk for workplace accidents, absenteeism, presenteeism, family or social problems, stigmatization and discrimination, deteriorating physical or mental health, pain, distress, and disability—plus decreased productivity. It’s also costly.

We passionately believe that companies should do everything they can to support a valuable member of staff who may be going through a difficult period. Dismissal may not only be very damaging for the employee, but also financially for the company.

This crucial training focuses on how and why addiction develops – and how addiction to substances, like alcohol and cocaine, may negatively impact on an employee’s performance and wellbeing. With practical solutions, this interactive training is a must for all organisations

Who Is This Training For?

This training is suitable for all learners, including employers, managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time workers, as everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for supporting well-being.

Who is this training for?

This training is a must for any professional working with children or young people and their families, parents or carers. It’s suitable for various settings and either group or 1:1 dynamics.

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