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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Advisor
Supervisor Training

On-the-Job Indicators

*Instructions for the Trainer:

The following chart on the next screen is provided to help you guide supervisors through the progression of the disease of addiction. It is separated into the symptoms of the progression of the disease of addiction, the impact of addiction on an employee’s life and resulting reduction in productivity, and the signs of addiction that may be visible in the workplace.

Nearly three quarters of individuals who suffer from alcohol and drug problems are employed. They are often unhappy with their lives, but they fail to realize that their use of alcohol and/or drugs is a major contributing factor. Addiction is the irresistible compulsion to use alcohol and other drugs despite adverse consequences. It is characterized by repeated failures to control use, increased tolerance and increased disruption in the family.