Online Training

Drug & Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors - Online Theory Only (NEW)

The statistics on substance abuse and addiction in the United States is staggering. There are 12 million heavy drinkers and around 23 million illegal drug users in the country, 70 percent of whom have a steady job. Sixty five percent of workplace incidents involve people who test positive for drugs or alcohol.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors e-learning course helps supervisors understand—and avoid misconceptions about—the problem of addiction, stressing the need to see it as a disease, and to approach it with care and understanding.


Learning Objectives:


Overview of the Problem

  • Statistics
  • Impact on work performance and productivity


  • Substance abuse and addiction as a disease
  • Addiction versus substance abuse
  • Symptoms and effects of substance abuse
  • Three stages of addiction

Perceptions and Stereotypes

  • High-functioning addicts
  • Avoiding judgements of people with substance abuse
  • Need for care and sympathy

Managing Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace

  • Identifying symptoms
  • Understanding reasonable suspicion before reporting
  • The role of HR and supervisors
  • The importance of a substance abuse program

Reporting Suspected Cases

  • Reasonable suspicion
  • How, when and to whom suspected cases are to be reported

The Importance of Having a Substance Abuse Program in Place

  • Help supervisors identify the basic elements of a substance abuse program in the workplace

How to Address Substance Abuse/Addiction

  • Let care, sympathy, and understanding be the pillars of your substance abuse program

Marijuana is Legal in Several States

  • Craft a clear policy on marijuana use that can help you handle situations arising from the legality of marijuana



Cost: $25 plus GST

Duration: The time needed to complete each online course varies for each individual. You may stop the course at any time and access your activity at a later date.



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