Substance Use Disorder creates unique challenges for business.
And business has tested opportunities to be part of the solution.
- What opportunities are there to educate our entire workforce about substance abuse to protect them or their families?
- How can an employer help someone with a substance use disorder maintain their employment?
- How can hiring practices be changed to integrate those in recovery into the workplace?
Using the Toolkit
Within the Toolkit, find information on how to:
- Workplace Prevention Basics(link is external) to provide an interactive guide for you to identify and prevent substance misuse in the workplace
- Build a team to develop your drug-free policy and implement your program
- Assess your workplace to determine what kind of program is appropriate for your circumstances
- Develop a policy for your drug-free workplace program
- Plan and implement a drug-free workplace program
- Evaluate your program to assess how well it meets its objectives
- Provide education and training and support for employees
Components of a Drug-Free Workplace
Drug-free workplace programs can help employers create safe, cost-effective, and healthy workplaces. Most successful drug-free workplace programs have five key components:
- A written policy
- Employee education
- Supervisor training
- An employee assistance program (EAP)
- Drug testing