Course Description

Substance Abuse & The Workplace: Understanding, Addressing, and Rising Above

Substance abuse – a silent, persistent, and ever-encroaching shadow – doesn't discriminate. In its relentless grip, millions find themselves ensnared, battling not just addiction but its cascading ripple effects that touch every aspect of their lives and the lives of those around them. It's not just a personal battle; the very fabric of our society, including our workplaces, is stained by its impact. With the United States grappling with the profound dimensions of this epidemic, understanding its intricacies becomes not just important, but imperative.

Think of the modern workplace – a bustling hub of productivity, creativity, and collaboration. But lurking beneath the surface is an often overlooked reality: substance abuse. Whether it's the high-performing executive seeking solace in narcotics or the diligent worker battling personal challenges, no one is immune. This course, designed with meticulous attention, aims to shed light on this silent plague.

Delve into a comprehensive journey:

  1. Unmasking the Enemy: Decode the myriad types of addictive substances, from the seemingly benign to the overtly destructive. Understand their physiological, psychological, and social repercussions.

  2. Historical and Legal Context: Traverse the history of addiction and gain insights into the legal maze surrounding various substances. How did we get here?

  3. Recognizing the Subtle Signs: Arm yourself with the ability to discern the often subtle yet critical warning signs of abuse – a skill invaluable in the workplace and beyond.

  4. Beyond Identification - Intervention: Dive deep into strategies for workplaces, from formulating ironclad policies to launching rehabilitation and support programs.

  5. Empowerment Through Awareness: Equip yourself with tools and knowledge not just to respond but to proactively address and mitigate the challenges posed by substance abuse.

Envision a world where workplaces aren't just centers of professional growth, but sanctuaries of well-being. This course is more than an educational endeavor; it's a call to action, a step towards creating safer, healthier, and more supportive work environments. Whether you're an employer, an HR professional, or a concerned colleague, by the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a tangible difference.

Join us on this transformative journey. The battle against substance abuse begins with awareness, and awareness starts here. Let's rise above, together.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe employee substance abuse.
  • Describe substance abuse in society.
  • Describe various classes of drugs and their effects.
  • Alcoholism in the Workplace
  • Summarize the causes of addiction.
  • Summarize solutions and approaches to substance abuse.
  • Summarize steps an employer can take for detection and testing for drug usage.
  • Determine employee assistance programs.
  • Describe etiology of employee substance abuse.
  • Summarize employees in recovery.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Course Introduction and Goals 1 points
Lesson 1 Quiz 45 points
Lesson 2 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 3 Quiz 45 points
Lesson 4 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 5 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 6 Quiz 45 points
Lesson 7 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 8 Quiz 45 points
Lesson 9 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 10 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 11 Quiz 45 points
Lesson 12 Quiz 50 points
Lesson 13 Quiz 35 points
Lesson 14 Quiz 40 points
Lesson 15 Quiz 50 points
The Final Exam 325 points
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