Drug and Alcohol Addiction Awareness Certification
Drug and alcohol addiction has grown ever more prevalent in modern society. There are varying levels of this often misunderstood disorder, and the ability to recognise each of them has become increasingly important, especially in the workplace.
Employees with substance abuse disorders have a tendency to be less productive and produce a lower quality of work. Identifying these individuals and getting them the help that they need is vital in maintaining a healthy work environment.
Through familiarising yourself and other staff with the warning signs, you can learn to quickly detect when an individual may be developing an issue. However, just being aware of the problem is often not enough, so it is also necessary to learn about the treatment options available and how different options are more applicable to different issues.
This enlightening 10 module course will guide your team members through everything they need to know, in order to tackle this complex issue.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Here is a taste of what your staff members can expect to cover:
- What drug and alcohol addiction is and which professions are most at risk;
- The difference between the normal consumption of alcohol and when it is deemed to be problematic;
- The differences between different types of drugs, both legal and illicit;
- How to recognise when someone is suffering from substance abuse and how to tell the difference between different types of drugs and alcohol;
- The common myths associated with substance abuse issues;
- The legalities surrounding this issue are and the most common penalties in relation to drug and alcohol addiction;
- Why it’s so important to be aware of problematic drug and alcohol use in the workplace and a company’s legal obligations, once they’ve determined that an employee is exhibiting signs of addiction.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are a range of benefits of successfully completing this course. These benefits include:
- Learning to recognise the signs of addiction and how to approach the topic with kindness and compassion;
- Helping your employees identify those struggling with substance abuse issues;
- The ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits them;
- Upon successful completion of the course, your employees receive an industry-recognised and fully accredited certification;
- Employees are able to access the course materials on any device they choose, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Information about drug and alcohol abuse in the UK
- Important statistics covering the prevalence of this issue
- About addiction
- Occupations at risk for abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
- The history of alcohol use
- Differences between the various types of alcohol, from a chemical standpoint and in relation to alcoholic beverages
- How to calculate alcohol strengths
- Information about the legal limit
- Information about the inappropriate use of alcohol
- The meaning of blood alcohol concentration and what it means from a practical standpoint
- The health risks of alcohol abuse
- What the signs of alcoholism are
- Basic information about legal and illegal drugs
- A brief history of drug use
- Information about the types of drugs
- Details about the legal classification of drugs
- An overview of illegal drug abuse
- Information about the misuse of over the counter and prescription medicine
- What the signs of drug abuse are and how to observe them in yourself and others
- The health risks of drug abuse
- Common myths and misconceptions about drugs and alcohol
- UK legislation regarding the consumption and distribution of drugs and alcohol
- Penalties and punishments for common drug-related offences
- The penalties in place for those convicted of alcohol-related offences
- The difference between casual use and problematic use of drugs and alcohol whilst at work
- The reasons why workplaces should focus on drug and alcohol awareness, as well as how drug and alcohol use can impact your workplace
- The signs of drug or alcohol abuse in your employees or co-workers
- Your legal obligations regarding drug and alcohol abuse
- Why a policy is necessary for all UK organisations
- The people you should consult with before finalising the drug and alcohol policy
- The key components to any drug and alcohol policy, along with other essential requirements
- Information about the investigative tools you should include in your policy
- What to do when you suspect a drug or alcohol-related issue at the workplace
- The types of reporting issues you may come across
- Ways in which to offer support to affected employees, as well as when to consider disciplinary measures
- Drug and alcohol testing considerations
- The workplace risks that may lead to drug and alcohol misuse
- Other risks that could lead to drug and alcohol abuse at work
- Specific advice for reducing the prevalence of drug and alcohol misuse at your workplace
- How to address common workplace risks
Who can take the Drug and Alcohol Addiction Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Drug and Alcohol Addiction Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.