PEOPLE COMPLETING THIS TRAINING WILL BE ABLE TO

  • Identify different types of drugs and their effects

  • Describe the impacts of problematic drug and alcohol use

  • Identify the types of drug and alcohol supports and treatments that are effective in reducing use

  • Support people who have drug and alcohol problems

RESEARCH INTO SUBSTANCE MISUSE CLEARLY IDENTIFIES STRONG RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE USE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, PHYSICAL INJURY, REDUCED WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY, ACCIDENTS, DRINK-DRIVING AND VIOLENCE.

Drug & Alcohol First Aid – for the Workplace

PROVIDING WORKPLACES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES WITH UP TO DATE INFORMATION ABOUT DRUGS, THEIR EFFECTS AND WORKPLACE RESPONSES INCLUDING ACCESSING TREATMENT OPTIONS.


This course provide workplaces and their employees with up to date information about drugs, their effects and workplace responses including accessing treatment options.

For all drug types, except pain killers, there are more users in the paid workforce than those not working. Tackling employee drug and alcohol use will improve your workplace productivity, health and safety.

Did you know:

  • More than one in 20 Australian workers admit to having worked under the influence of alcohol
  • Almost one in 50 Australian workers report attending work under the influence of illicit drugs
  • One quarter of all occupational injuries are a result of drug and alcohol use
  • Most managers do not recognise the signs or symptoms of an employee’s impaired ability to work nor do they understand related risks

This drug and alcohol first aid course provides participants with up to date information about drugs, their effects and workplace responses including accessing treatment options.  The training includes practical strategies for talking to people about their drug or alcohol use in a non-confrontational manner.

Research into substance misuse clearly identifies potential risks and responsibilities in relation to work and substance use.

Drug and alcohol first aid in the workplace delivers drug and alcohol intervention strategies appropriate to workplace settings.

Length

One hour of preparation prior and a three hour workshop .

Delivery

We can deliver at your workplace or offsite.

Cost

Contact us for a quote which will be based on the number of participants and location of training.


LYNDON has provided drug and alcohol treatment services for over 30 years. With our commitment to research and evidence based practice, LYNDON has developed the Drug and Alcohol First Aid course to deliver up to date and essential information to service providers and community members.