It is estimated that up to 17 million working days are lost each year because of drug and alcohol-related sickness, costing the economy an estimated £7.3 billion a year. Surveys show that as many as one in four employees admit to making a mistake at work due to being hungover, and 83% admit to a hangover making a difference to the way they work. Economical and professional impacts aside, substance and alcohol misuse can lead to a range of social psychological and medical problems for an individual. Developed with Drug and Alcohol Awareness professionals, our Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning is designed to help inform your employees of the risks associated with alcohol and substance misuse, offer advice for individuals and employers on the early warning signs that someone is developing a substance misuse problem and provide strategies on how to deal with it. It also provides a forum to introduce your organisation’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, and to inform employees of their responsibilities related to this in the workplace.

Aims of the Course

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning aims to give all trainees an understanding of the potential legal, social and financial effects that the misuse of drugs and alcohol can have both on an individual person, and also by consequence on the wider workplace. It also aims to provide strategies to help identify the signs of substance misuse and to help minimise the risks relating to it.

Who is it for?

This course has been developed for all levels of staff and is appropriate for employees in any role and across all sectors.

How is it Delivered?

Trainees can access our Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for Employees eLearning course either online or through a computer network, which they can gain access to at their convenience using an electronic device such as a desktop or laptop. To accommodate different paces of learning, trainees can save their progress and complete the course over multiple sessions.

Compliance Record Keeping Instantly Solved

A unique feature of the Praxis42 eLearning courses is our Digital Platform SHINE. This is our learning management system designed to take the hassle out of compliance record keeping. The platform allows you to keep an up-to-date record of all course completions and training that employees have undertaken – all in one convenient place to for you view and manage. This does away with the inconvenience of trying to manage paper files and makes for a far smoother audit process, should you be subjected to one. 

Course Summary

Based on government, NHS and RoSPA recommendations, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course for All Employees eLearning provides a greater awareness of drug, alcohol and substance misuse and its impact on the individual and the workplace.

Additional information

Drugs and Alcohol for Employees Course Guide Download Pdf

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Technical Requirements

Please read our eLearning Technical Specification for information about the technical requirements of our courses.