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Purpose and Objectives
Equipment and Materials
Policy Overview
Workplace Impact
Understanding Addiction
Signs and Symptoms
Family and Coworker Impact
Assistance
current selection is Specific Drugs of Abuse
Alcohol
Marijuana
Inhalants
Cocaine
Stimulants
Depressants
Hallucinogens
Narcotics
Designer Drugs

Presentation Materials

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Employee Education

Specific Drugs of Abuse

Since a large portion of the adult population is employed, education in the workplace is one of the most effective ways to reach adults and focus on preventing the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. It is important for everyone to realize that all drugs, including alcohol, chemically alter the mind and body. As a result, use of drugs and/or alcohol can impair motor skills, hinder judgment, distort perception, decrease reaction time and interfere with other skills necessary to do a job safely and efficiently.

*Instructions for the Trainer:
 

The specific effects, signs and symptoms of the following drugs of abuse should be reviewed during employee education: