Human Resources → Substance Abuse

Drug & Alcohol Abuse - Employee Version (CME13)

Everyone can experience problems with substance abuse and addiction. It’s a medical problem that can impact all areas of a person’s life, including their job. If you’re experiencing substance abuse, it can be difficult to understand and accept that you need help. It can also feel intimidating to consider informing your employer.

Anyone struggling with substance abuse deserves the opportunity to recover. Realizing how substance abuse in the workplace is defined, and how it impacts performance, can clarify why seeking help is important. Exploring how your employer could handle substance abuse will help you feel prepared. And understanding how to speak to your employer about substance abuse is an important step toward recovery.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Define alcohol or substance abuse and how it can impact your performance – and that of your colleagues – in the workplace
• Describe how your employer could handle employee drug or alcohol abuse
• Understand how to speak to your employer about substance abuse and recovery

Why take this course?

There’s no single type of person who experiences substance misuse. That’s why everyone will benefit from learning how it can impact their well-being and their career. This course will help you understand how substance abuse can undermine your performance and that of your colleagues. It’ll also show you how your employer could respond to substance abuse and how to speak to them about it.

10 mins | SCORM | Workbook

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Employee Version
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed