Workplace Drugs & Alcohol Use Training in Essex

Why Choose Infinity Addiction For Drug & Alcohol Training?

Infinity Addiction Solutions are the only accredited CPD drug and alcohol training provider in the UK that also provides the public with private drug addiction treatment and alcohol addiction treatments, as well as corporate employee wellbeing drug and alcohol programmes.

As such we are perfectly placed to deliver market-leading training and consultancy relating to drugs, alcohol misuse and addiction.

We have utilised all our knowledge, our experience and expertise to carefully develop our content and are proud to offer absolutely outstanding training material as well as exemplary employee treatment programs on this specialist subject that is cost effective to employers. 

Professionals Trained in Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Our courses are delivered by the very finest professionals available in the industry today. All with years of real-world experience working and achieved success in the field of drugs and alcohol addiction. This enables them to put up to date research, theories, and models into practical situations to match your organisational needs.

Unlike the many online courses on this subject that are available today, we can tailor our course content to match all organisational requirements, offering delegates not just the option of an onsite, face to face learning experience with Q&As throughout, but also the choice of course delivery through live webcast online classroom approach.

This gives candidates the opportunity to achieve truly outstanding outcomes by expanding knowledge and confidence, with the option to call upon us anytime for ongoing support .

Professionals Trained in Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Our courses are delivered by the very finest professionals available in the industry today. All with years of real-world experience working and achieved success in the field of drugs and alcohol addiction. This enables them to put up to date research, theories, and models into practical situations to match your organisational needs.

Unlike the many online courses on this subject that are available today, we can tailor our course content to match all organisational requirements, offering delegates not just the option of an onsite, face to face learning experience with Q&As throughout, but also the choice of course delivery through live webcast online classroom approach.

This gives candidates the opportunity to achieve truly outstanding outcomes by expanding knowledge and confidence, with the option to call upon us anytime for ongoing support .

Speak to Our Workplace Specialists Today

Speak to our addiction specialists in Essex who can help you today.

Application For Alcohol & Drug Misuse Training

If you’re interested in booking our Alcohol & Drug Misuse Training for your organisation then please complete an application form and we’ll be in touch in due course.

Training Application Form

Speak to one of our expert trusted advisors for a free consultation on your organisations drug and alcohol training needs

0800 334 5541 or email [email protected]

Our Training Course Portfolio Covers:

  • Accredited CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses
  • Educational awareness workshops & Presentations

All content is unique to Infinity Addiction Solutions. And if you cannot find what you are looking for in our set courses, we can tailor content to meet your organisation or personal needs.

We are passionate about the training we provide. Our main priority is to make a truly positive impact on your organisations productivity by developing confidence in understanding and managing drug and alcohol related problems.

Signs of Drug & Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace

If you have concerns about an employee or colleague who may be experiencing problems due to drug or alcohol misuse, there are many signs and symptoms which you can look out for and could be used to recognise a possible problem that requires attention.

Signs and symptoms that indicate an employee may be misusing drugs or alcohol can vary significantly depending on the type of drug taken, the quantity and frequency of use as well as medical factors that are specific and unique to the individual such as tolerance, metabolism for example.

The following list is a non-exhaustive list of drug and alcohol misuse warning signs:

✔ Inconsistent performance
✔ Regular lateness particularly on Mondays and Fridays
✔ Leaving work early
✔ Avoiding responsibilities
✔ Increased unexplained absences
✔ Frequent incidents and accidents
✔ Inability to carry out or complete duties
✔ Defensiveness or overreaction to criticism
✔ Argumentative or aggressive
✔ Paranoia

✔ Fatigue and tiredness
✔ Bloodshot eyes or impaired pupil dilation
✔ Unsteady on the feet or staggering
✔ Slurred speech
✔ Sudden Weight loss or weight gain
✔ Dangerous or criminal behaviour
✔ Repeated conduct concerns
✔ Carelessness behaviour
✔ Property theft

It is important to understand that the above list can also be signs of other factors such as other medical conditions or mental ill health such as anxiety, depression or stress. Remember that identifying the signs and symptoms of drug or alcohol misuse is an indication of a possible problem and must be managed with caution.

Why It's Important to Understand Drug & Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace?

A CIPD survey – Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse at Work 2007 found that too few employers were proactively communicating their policies on the issue to their staff.

The most common approach of communication was achieved through simply providing staff handbooks. Only a third of organisations provide training on the subject to managers, with just a fifth of training provided to employees. 

The 2011 Government census, states that around two-thirds of the population in the UK which equates to (34.3 million in England and 1.9 million in wales) are of working age. It is estimated that around three quarters of the working age population are employed. 

Contrary to belief, it is estimated that approximately that 70% of illicit substance abusers are employed. 

The Home office crime survey for England and Wales 2018/19 measure of recent drug use showed that around 9.4% of adults aged 16-59 had taken drugs in the previous year which equates to 3.2 million people.

Drinkaware research data for Alcohol consumption UK states the prevalence of ‘increased risk’ drinking in England in 2017 was 28% of men and 14% of women

It is recommended across all industries that directors, senior managers, personnel specialists, line managers, occupational health staff and other senior employees would all benefit from training on the effects of drug and alcohol misuse at work.

Signs to look for, how to deal with workers who seek help, where expert advice and help may be obtained, basic interviewing and advisory skills and to behave with caution and, where there are doubts, to seek a medical opinion.

Why It's Important to Understand Drug & Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace?

A CIPD survey – Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse at Work 2007 found that too few employers were proactively communicating their policies on the issue to their staff.

The most common approach of communication was achieved through simply providing staff handbooks. Only a third of organisations provide training on the subject to managers, with just a fifth of training provided to employees. 

The 2011 Government census, states that around two-thirds of the population in the UK which equates to (34.3 million in England and 1.9 million in wales) are of working age. It is estimated that around three quarters of the working age population are employed. 

Contrary to belief, it is estimated that approximately that 70% of illicit substance abusers are employed. 

The Home office crime survey for England and Wales 2018/19 measure of recent drug use showed that around 9.4% of adults aged 16-59 had taken drugs in the previous year which equates to 3.2 million people.

Drinkaware research data for Alcohol consumption UK states the prevalence of ‘increased risk’ drinking in England in 2017 was 28% of men and 14% of women

It is recommended across all industries that directors, senior managers, personnel specialists, line managers, occupational health staff and other senior employees would all benefit from training on the effects of drug and alcohol misuse at work.

Signs to look for, how to deal with workers who seek help, where expert advice and help may be obtained, basic interviewing and advisory skills and to behave with caution and, where there are doubts, to seek a medical opinion.

Speak to Our Workplace Specialists Today

Speak to our addiction specialists in Essex who can help you today.

Effects of Drug & Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Poorly managed drug and alcohol-related issues in the workplace can have serious consequences on a business. It can lead to increased levels of accidents, sickness, absenteeism, deterioration of health and wellbeing as well as relationship problems for the individual and their team.

Therefore, taking a proactive approach to the misuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace is advantageous to all organisations and employers. Not least because when a business does not manage drug and alcohol problems effectively, they can often experience:

✔ Increased accident rates ranging from minor to fatal
✔ Damaged reputation
✔ Reduced productivity due to effected or poor performance
✔ Working days lost due to reported sickness
✔ Increased absences
✔ Diminishing team morale

✔ Breakdown of working relationships
✔ Poor communication
✔ Increased incidents
✔ Higher numbers of complaints
✔ Legal costs
✔ Higher rates of staff turnover

A poorly managed problem can also lead to significant implications for the individual experiencing problems or difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol such as financial problems due to loss of employment, mental health challenges, a breakdown in their personal relationships with family, loved ones, and has been known to lead to long term unemployment, domestic abuse, homelessness and in some cases even suicide.

How Workplace Stress Can Lead To Drugs & Alcohol Use

Work related stress has been identified as a key attributing factor to drug and alcohol misuse. 

Therefore, being able to understand the issues at hand and having the pathways and information to direct your employees to appropriate help and support is an important step for managing employee wellbeing and maintaining high levels of productivity .

This may help them to recognise the dangers of alcohol, drug and other substance misuse and encourage them to seek help.

A survey carried out by the CCS Scheme – Drugs and Alcohol Under The Spotlight of over 1300 people working across a specific risk critical industry, found that 65% of employees have never been tested for drugs and alcohol, 35% have noticed their colleagues under the influence and 23% said it affected them through decreased attention during work.

Therefore employers, senior managers and Personnel staff are in a unique position to identify and address drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace in its early stages.

When equipped with the right skills and knowledge, can address the problem with minimal impact to the people and the organisation.

As such they are considered as front-line or early intervention workers who can identify and prevent drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, often in the early stages of misuse if given appropriate and relevant training. 

Testimonials

I found the online classroom format very beneficial with lots of time for Q&As. Content was well researched and current. High quality learning

Caroline P.HD PsycholExcellent Training Course

The case management service is brilliant and you have supported me so much I owe you my life. Im 6 months clean now and feel alive again thanks to you.

Ben

Infinity arranged treatment for my daughter and have been amazing throughout the whole process. knowledgeable and always willing to help. I can't thank you enough as i've now got my daughter back.

Sarah

The family training was outstanding. You have given me such a good understanding of addiction and I am now able to help support my son. So informative.

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