Drugs in the Workplace

Drugs in the Workplace 

Drug and alcohol use by professionals in the workplace can be harmful to everyone. In this course you will learn what substance use disorders are, what signs to look for, and how they affect people in the workplace as well as the population that you serve. It also covers steps to take to ensure a drug-free workplace. Interactive exercises and vignettes will help you to understand this information so that you will be ready to assist co-workers who may suffer from substance use disorders. This course is designed for anyone working in any employment setting.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Georgia Paraprofessionals


Course Details

Course Code: LV101
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
List the requirements of a Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Identify the types of assistance available to substance users
Describe the symptoms of substance use disorders and their effects on the workplace

Section 1: The Problem of Substance Use Disorders and Their Symptoms a. Meet Mariah b. Understanding the Problem c. Drugs in the Workplace d. What is a Substance Use Disorder? e. Identifying Substance Use Disorders f. What is Drug Addiction? g. Possible Indicators of Substance Use Disorder h. Behaviors that Potentially Indicate Substance Use Disorder i. Impact of Substance Use Disorder in the Workplace j. Let's Practice Section 2: The Dangers of Substance Use Disorder and Enabling Behavior a. Introduction b. Potential Dangers c. Drug Use Statistics in Workplace Settings d. Barriers to Early Diagnosis e. Understanding Enabling Behaviors f. Do Not Accept Responsibility Section 3: Treating Substance Use Disorders a. Drug-Free Workplace Programs b. Assistance for Substance Use Disorders c. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services d. EAP Services: Beyond Substance Use Disorders e. If EAP Services are Available f. Confidentiality g. What Does a Drug-Free Workplace Policy Accomplish? h. How Does a Drug-Free Workplace Policy Protect Employees? i. The Elements of a Drug-Free Employee Workplace Policy j. Where to Find More Helpful Information k. Let's Review l. Remember m. Review Question n. Meet Mariah o. References

Instructor: Lorraine Watson, Ph.D.
Lorraine Watson is a licensed PH.D with more than 25 years experience as a clinician and leader in the field of mental health. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Alliant University, School of professional Psychology and Develops and conducts courses in Program Evaluation, Leadership, Clinical Studies and Psychological Assessment. She participates as a reader on dissertation committees and Psy.D. Doctoral projects. She also participates in faculty/committee meetings on assessment curriculum development. Disclosure: Lorraine Watson, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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