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Chemical Dependency In The Workplace
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Drug Use, Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction
- Explain the psychology and physiology of addiction.
- Examine how drug use affects families when one or more members abuse drugs.
- Discuss how prescription drugs can be abused and lead to addiction.
- Identify the drugs of abuse, modes of use, their addiction potential, effects of use, and withdrawal symptoms.
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
- Determine the prevalence of illicit drug users within the employed population of the United States.
- Evaluate the effect of drug abuse in the workplace in terms of absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, theft, morale, and productivity.
- Describe the key characteristics and benefits of a drug-free workplace.
Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Workplace Drug Use, Recognition, Detection, Treatment, Prevention, and Education
- Determine legal issues related to workplace drug testing.
- Evaluate the ethical and legal considerations of workplace prevention and education programs.
- Explore the ethical implications of mandatory drug education in the workplace.
Drug Treatment Programs
- Explain employee assistance programs.
- Compare inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
- Explain treatment modalities such as individual therapy, group therapy, didactics, family therapy, spiritual or religious therapy, and psychotherapy.
- Identify the characteristics of successful substance abuse treatment programs.
Societal Patterns and Trends in Drug Use
- Identify past and current trends of drug abuse in the United States.
- Outline the cultural appropriateness of specific drug use, such as for medicinal or religious reasons.
- Analyze health and social problems in the United States related to drug use and addiction.
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