How to Recognize the Danger of Prescription Drugs

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines are commonly abused in the job, what are the risks of becoming substance abuser, why substance abusers get "hooked" on drugs and alcohol, how to recognize the signs of substance abuse, why people get "hooked" on drugs and alcohol.

Video Transcript

Some prescription drugs caused symptoms like similar to various illegal drugs. Keep in mind while prescription drugs may be legal employees may be abusing them; using these drugs results to variety of changes in employee’s personal appearance for example dilated pupils, are usually evidence of people using amphetamines, cocaine and PCP but with opiate users you most likely see constricted pupils, sweating is characteristics of users of all these drugs except marijuana, drowsiness and fatigue is associated by marijuana, opiates and PCP. But a false sense of alertness is evident in cocaine and amphetamine users. It’s important that you are able to recognize any changes you see in a given employee’s behavior.