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Drugs and Alcohol Awareness for Employees


It is estimated that up to 17 million working days are lost each year because of drug and alcohol-related sickness, costing the economy an estimated £7.3 billion a year. Surveys show that as many as one in four employees admit to making a mistake at work due to being hungover, and 83% admit to a hangover making a difference to the way they work. Economical and professional impacts aside, substance and alcohol misuse can lead to a range of social psychological and medical problems for an individual. Developed with Drug and Alcohol Awareness professionals, our Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning is designed to help inform your employees of the risks associated with alcohol and substance misuse, offer advice for individuals and employers on the early warning signs that someone is developing a substance misuse problem and provide strategies on how to deal with it. It also provides a forum to introduce your organisation’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, and to inform employees of their responsibilities related to this in the workplace.

Aims of the Course

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning aims to give all trainees an understanding of the potential legal, social and financial effects that the misuse of drugs and alcohol can have both on an individual person, and also by consequence on the wider workplace. It also aims to provide strategies to help identify the signs of substance misuse and to help minimise the risks relating to it.

Who is it for?

This course has been developed for all levels of staff and is appropriate for employees in any role and across all sectors.

How is it Delivered?

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning can be delivered online or through a computer network to each trainee at their desktop or laptop. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS. The training can be completed at the employee’s own pace by “book marking” and recording progress and returning to the training at a later time.

Compliance Record Keeping Instantly Solved

An invaluable feature of Praxis42 eLearning modules is our learning management system called the eSP, our eSolutions Platform. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording all training and completion of courses and making these records available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit. Training certificates can be printed by the trainee once the course is completed and the end assessment successfully passed.

Course Summary

Based on government, NHS and RoSPA recommendations, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning provides a greater awareness of drug, alcohol and substance misuse and its impact on the individual and the workplace.

Additional information

Drugs and Alcohol for Employees Course Guide Download Pdf