Drug & Alcohol Awareness Online Course

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
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Substance misuse is a common issue in workplaces all over the UK. It’s important to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse in your colleagues, and find the right support.

Managers and supervisors play a key role in recognising and reducing substance misuse. Being able to spot the early signs and put health and safety measures in place will help to limit the damaging effects of addiction.

This online training course will raise your awareness of drug and alcohol abuse. You’ll learn how recognise a problem and put strategies in place to protect workers, as well as the business.


By the end of this 1-2 hour online course, you will be able to:

  • Spot the signs of substance misuse
  • Help co-workers by offering the right advice
  • Understand where people can go for support
  • Explain the effects that substance misuse can have on a business
  • Respond appropriately to issues associated with substance misuse
  • Know what’s expected from organisations dealing with associated issues
  • Demonstrate how to deal with drug and alcohol related incidents
  • Understand the legal implications of drug and alcohol misuse
  • Recognise the health and social consequences of substance misuse
  • Reduce the risks associated with drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace


This online drug and alcohol awareness course covers the following topic areas:

  • Introduction to substance misuse – the signs and the consequences
  • Substance misuse in the UK
  • Which occupations are most at risk from issues related to substance misuse?
  • Organisational policy – the need for clear guidelines and responsibilities
  • What’s expected from everyone in your organisation?
  • How to offer support and look into any concerns
  • Your legal obligations – what workplace drug and alcohol policies should contain
  • Alcohol abuse – awareness and advice for managing colleagues
  • Spotting the signs of alcohol abuse, addiction and problem drinking
  • Drug abuse – illegal drugs at work and the abuse of prescription drugs
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs?
  • Spotting the signs of drug abuse in the workplace


At the end of this course, you will take an online exam containing 12 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

It’s important for anyone working in high-risk industries – including construction or hospitality – to be aware of drug and alcohol issues. It is also useful if you manage a team or work with people who are vulnerable to substance misuse, such as adolescents.

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