Using an issues-based approach, this course examines drugs of abuse and the impact of abuse on the individual, family, and society with an emphasis on the employer and work environment. Legal and ethical implications of chemical dependency in the workplace are addressed, and the hallmarks of creating drug-free workplace programs are examined.
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.
Identify past and current trends of drug abuse in the United States.
Drug Treatment Programs
Explain employee assistance programs.
Compare inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.
Identify the characteristics of successful substance abuse treatment programs.
Explain treatment modalities such as individual therapy, group therapy, didactics, family therapy, spiritual or religious therapy, and psychotherapy.
Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Workplace Drug Use, Recognition, Detection, Treatment, Prevention, and Education
Explore the ethical implications of mandatory drug education in the workplace.
Evaluate the ethical and legal considerations of workplace prevention and education programs.
Determine legal issues related to workplace drug testing.
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Describe the key characteristics and benefits of a drug-free workplace.
Evaluate the effect of drug abuse in the workplace in terms of absenteeism, accidents, downtime, turnover, theft, morale, and productivity.
Determine the prevalence of illicit drug users within the employed population of the United States.
Drug Use, Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction
Discuss how prescription drugs can be abused and lead to addiction.
Examine how drug use affects families when one or more members abuse drugs.
Explain the psychology and physiology of addiction.
Identify the drugs of abuse, modes of use, their addiction potential, effects of use, and withdrawal symptoms.
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