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Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

The economic costs of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States are significant and have continued to rise.

Nearly 33 million adults are affected by alcohol problems— that’s 14 percent of the U.S. population. To put it in perspective, that means if you looked around your office or worksite, about one out of every seven people meet the definition of a ‘problem drinker.’

And the reports for drug abuse aren’t much better. Almost 7 million Americans abuse controlled-substance prescription medications, resulting in more deaths from prescription drug overdoses than auto accidents, according to Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Michele Leonhart. When you include illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin, those statistics are even higher.

In this course you will learn to:
(1) Identify issues created by drug and alcohol use in the workplace.
(2) Recognize the signs and symptoms of workplace behavior related to drug and alcohol use.
(3) Recall industry best practices on internal reporting of possible drug and alcohol use.
(4) Identify sources for getting help for drug and alcohol misuse.
(5) Recall federal requirements for a Drug-Free Workplace program.

Course length: 20 Minutes