What Are The Effects Of Substance Abuse

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Different types of drugs and its causes, how drug abuse can also result in extreme mood swings, how body reacts on substances, what are the other signs of a substance abuse, what is the importance of wearing proper respiratory protection. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 19 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers DVD program trains managers and supervisors how to detect, document, and confront substance abuse in the workplace.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers DVD Covers:

  • What Are The Effects Of Substance Abuse
  • Striking a balance between respecting an employee's private life and reasonable suspicions regarding drug usage.
  • The global statistics behind substance abuse and the resulting costs to U.S businesses.
  • The potential risks of ignoring an employee's drug problem.
  • The laws and regulations from DOL, OSHA, and the DOT surrounding employee substance abuse.
  • Legal considerations when approaching an employee with suspected substance abuse.
  • Forming and following the companies written drug and alcohol policy.
  • How to conduct a meeting with a employee that you suspect of substance abuse.
  • The types of substance abuse tests available.
  • How various drugs can affect a persons behavior. The warning signs of drug abuse.
  • Taking written performance records and incident reports.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 19 minute preview.

Video Transcript

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines and phencyclidine or PCP. Alcohol is a depressant, slowing down physical responses and progressively impairing mental functions. Signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse include aggressive and violent behaviour, lack of coordination, alcohol odor on breath, staggering, slowed reaction time and slurred speech. Cocaine a controlled substance is use medically as a local anesthetic when abuse it can be powerful mental and physical stimulant. Cocaine abusers may show increase physical activity and fatigue, wide mood swings, runny nose and unusual defensiveness anxiety or agitation. Other behavioral clues to suspect an employee of abusive alcohol or other drugs include higher absentee rate compared to average workers, high accident rate, loss of ambition, impaired thinking and depression.