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This Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training has been designed to equip employers, managers, and employees with the knowledge to recognise the signs and symptoms of substance abuse; to understand the effects addiction has on both physical and mental health, and to make clear the impact substance abuse has on a workplace and their legal responsibilities regarding it.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Have a better understanding of the negative effects of drugs & alcohol
  • Understand your responsibilities regarding drugs and alcohol
  • Learn what can be done about the problem through people and policies

SECTION 1

In this section we look at how drinking or drug taking can affect someone’s work. We look at responsibilities. We explain what substance misuse means and talk about who may be at risk of addiction and the factors which may influence this happening.

SECTION 2

This section concentrates on how alcohol and different types of drugs can affect health. It talks about alcohol units and addiction. It looks at the different categories and classes of drugs. And we summarise the most common drugs detailing their short and long-term effects.

SECTION 3

What can be done about the problem? All organisations are different, so we’ve included a downloadable reference guide to help create a policy to suit YOU. We look at the signs of substance abuse. Finally, we suggest a variety of ways to cut down on drinking.

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