Drug and Alcohol Training for Employees – [Complete Video Kit]

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Do your employees need training on Drug or Alcohol abuse? This Drug and Alcohol Training for Employees will help educate your staff on the role drugs or alcohol might play in their lives and their work.  Substance abuse is a very real problem in some workplaces, and preventing that abuse is a win-win for employers and employees.  This important training will help get your staff on the right path regarding drugs, alcohol, and substance abuse.

This Drug and Alcohol Training for Employees Covers:

  • What does “Substance abuse” mean, and why is it important to understand?  (Examples include drinking too much alcohol, misusing over-the-counter medications or prescription pills, or using illegal drugs)
  • How do drugs and alcohol affect an employee’s brain function? (Alcohol, marijuana, and certain narcotics medications slow down brain activity, whereas stimulants like crack cocaine or methamphetamines speed it up.  Some drugs numb our senses and ability to function well at work, including morphine, heroin, and oxycontin)
  • What are the dangers of using drugs or alcohol while at work? (for alcohol, since it has a sedating effect, it can slow an employee’s reaction time or ability to think clearly.  For drugs, stimulants like cocaine or meth can create a sense of overconfidence in employees, which might make them hyperactive, compulsive, or reckless while at work)
  • What are the “residual effects” of drugs or alcohol, even if an employee uses them on “their own time?”  (The effects of drugs or alcohol can last several hours or even days. Therefore, if an employee consumes drugs or alcohol excessively on a Sunday night, they might well still be impaired come Monday morning. This is an important concept for employees to learn.)

Additional Topics Covered in this Employee Drug and Alcohol Training:

  • What is the most commonly consumed and abused drug? (Alcohol…in fact, nearly half of all serious workplace accidents or injuries are caused by people being under the influence while at work)
  • How many people die each year due to alcohol-related auto accidents? (In excess of 10,000)
  • What to do if you suspect a co-worker is under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • What are the effects of marijuana, which in some states is legal, on an employee at work? (It impairs short-term memory, affects coordination, slows reaction time, and reduces the ability to concentrate – all bad things regarding being on the job.)
  • What are the dangers to an employee who combines drugs and alcohol?
  • What effect does crystal meth have on an employee?
  • Are over-the-counter medications potentially dangerous, and what do employees need to understand about OTC drugs at work?

Employee Drug and Alcohol Training Course – More Topics:

  • What are the dangers of abusing prescription medications?
  • What problems could an employee face if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse?
    • It could land them in jail.
    • It could destroy their health..
    • It could cause mental disorders and other problems
    • It could take away an employee’s friends, family, and financial stability and even cost them their job
  • When an employee has a drug or alcohol problem, who also is affected besides the employee?
  • How do employees become hooked on drugs or alcohol? (No one sets out to become addicted to drugs or become an alcoholic. Usually, this process occurs over time)
  • What personal problems might lead to an employee abusing alcohol or using drugs? (financial problems, issues with their spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, a death in the family, etc.)

Important Topics That All Employees Need to Understand With Drugs or Alcohol at Work:

  • What is the difference between psychological dependence and physical dependence? 
  • How does an employee’s “tolerance” to alcohol affect their decision-making?
  • What can employees learn to prevent alcohol or drug abuse from entering their lives? 
  • What important things do employees need to understand about using drugs or alcohol or being “under the influence at work.”  Employees need to know:
    • Using drugs or alcohol at work or being under the influence while at work is never acceptable
    • Even if a drug is “legal,” that doesn’t always mean it’s safe to use at work
    • There is help available 

What Employees Need to Know About Their Employer’s Drug and Alcohol Policy:

  • Employees should follow the drug and alcohol policy at all times
  • Workers are expected to be completely drug-free and sober when they show up to work.
  • What an employee should do if they have a drug or alcohol problem
  • and much more….

Educating your staff on drugs and alcohol in the workplace is a serious matter. This Employee Drug and Alcohol Training will help you teach your staff about the effects of drugs and alcohol, which is a win-win for the employer and employee alike. Substance abuse training can help keep your employees healthy while on the job.

Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training Delivery Options:

This training course is available on an English or Spanish-speaking DVD or on USB Stick. The runtime for the course is 19 minutes. We also offer an online version of this training, either as a standalone course or as part of a larger safety training library with 220+ video-based courses.

This Complete Drug and Alcohol Employee Training Program Includes These Items:

  • Full-length Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training for Employees video
  • Employee quiz and answer sheet
  • A “Presenter’s Guide” if you are going to do this training in person
  • A printable training sign-in sheet to keep track of your training program
  • A printable Certificate of Completion. You can print as many copies of the Certificate as you need

Full-Length Preview of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training Video:

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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14 reviews for Drug and Alcohol Training for Employees – [Complete Video Kit]

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  1. Should be required training for all employees (it is for ours)

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  2. It’s important to teach employees why drugs, alcohol and work don’t mix.

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  3. We thought it was good

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  4. An important piece of our overall training program

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  5. Good resource for helping workers understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol on the job

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