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. 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 Employees Training DVD discuss the various types of substance abuse that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee's work situation and what employees themselves can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol free. Topics covered in these products include:

This Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees Training DVD Covers:

  • What substances are abused in the workplace
  • How substances are typically abused by employees.
  • Alcohol and other depressants, and their effects.
  • Stimulants, narcotics and hallucinogens, and their effects.
  • Know how to use hand and power tools, and powered machinery, safely.
  • Alcohol and drug policies.
  • Helping employees overcome substance abuse.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 19 minute preview.

Video Transcript

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.