What Substances are Abused in the Workplace
This 2 minute safety training video covers: How substances are typically abused, what are the residual effects of drug and alcohol abused, what are the danger of drinking alcohol or using drugs, how substance abused affects the work of the user.
Alcohol is a depressant that initially reduces tension and lessen inhibition. It also impairs judgment, distorts speech and vision, decreases motor coordination and slows reaction time for several hours. Alcohol is usually ingested and spread quickly to the brain and vital organs. Alcohol can be addictive and can have long term effects such as brain and kidney problems. Marijuana is probably the most commonly used of all illicit drugs; it distorts visual perception and gives the sense of alter ego reality. While the most obvious effect is felt from 4 to 6 hours, impaired performance may last longer.