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Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems

Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems

11 August 2015 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Space@119, London

Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems

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The aim of the day is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the difficulties that arise from alcohol and drug use and to equip attendees with problem solving approaches to the management of these issues in the workplace.

With considerable implications for health and safety, absenteeism, productivity and working relationships, alcohol and drug use can be of central importance for creating (or destroying) effective working environments.

As a result, having clear and robust policies and procedures in place can provide the framework for all staff to work to and the guidance on action to be taken should problems arise.

However, developing an understanding of the issues, gaining greater awareness of the signs and symptoms, and acquiring the skills to address and manage individuals when alcohol when drug use is identified, can be a challenge.  

This course will help those responsible for employees, who may face alcohol and drug issues, to gain confidence to implement the procedures and deal with the problems when they arise.


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Six key things you will learn on this course:


By the end of the course you will:

  1. Identify employee drug and alcohol problems and ensure that they can manage these problems effectively

  2. Maximise workforce efficiency, productivity, reduce absenteeism and promote a healthy lifestyle

  3. Provide a return on investment, outlining the case that it is often more cost effective to rehabilitate and invest in the health and wellbeing of employees rather than incur the extra expense and associated costs, time and effort it takes to recruit and retrain replacement staff

  4. Understand that it is more cost effective for an organisation to deal with these issues on a per case basis rather than paying for an under-utilised company wide EAP program or cash-plan covering each employee

  5. Be an ethical and socially responsible organisation that treats addiction problems as a healthcare concern

  6. Reduce the risk of workplace accidents, and the risk of liability to incur legal costs as the result of these accidents

This course is for your, if you are an:


  • HR practitioner
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health and Safety Manager

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9:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day

Alcohol and Drug Use

  • Problems
  • Progression

Alcohol and Drug Use in the Workplace

  • Signs
  • Consequences

Morning coffee


Workplace Policies

  • Development
  • Delivery

Lunch and discussion


Managing Difficult Situations

  • Support for Managers and Colleagues
  • Support for Concerned Others

Case Studies

  • Based on participants own experiences/difficulties

Afternoon Tea



  • Advice, information, support
  • Treatment options/Aftercare

Conclusions and Action Planning


Close of Course


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Delegate Reviews


Here is just some of the feedback left by previous attendees:

  • Excellent examples and able to relate to our own companies. Will look into sending others from UYS.” Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, UYS Limited

  • Fantastic delivery and helpful handout provided.” HR Officer, Queen Alexandra College

  • Found this a very useful session, and it will assist me in reviewing/writing of policies/procedures.” HR & Staff Development Officer, Kingston Maurwood College

  • Good size group. Lots of useful information, good materials. Case study work was really useful. Relaxed approach/ability to ask questions was good.” HRBP, West Yorkshire Probation Trust

  • Good level of detail. Kept is interesting, time went quickly – always a good sign!” HR Manager, Dr Oetker

  • Presenter was very knowledgeable on all topics with a relaxed style. Enjoyed the small group – easy to add your opinion and talk about experiences.” HR Manager, Wood Group Management Services

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    Peter Smith


    Peter Smith has worked in the addictions field for over 25 years, he is one of the UK’s leading experts on workplace drug and alcohol concerns.

    He has more than 12 years experience acting in a consultancy capacity both in the UK and overseas consulting on the development of workplace drug and alcohol policies; the delivery of staff treatment programmes; and company training and development projects.

    Peter has worked with a broad range of companies from SME’s to large private and public sector organisations across the UK and with multinational corporations all over the world. Having worked in sectors, including; manufacturing and production, logistics and public transport, aerospace and defense, technology, IT and computing, consultancy firms and other organisations.

    He is currently a member of an RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) advisory panel supporting the development of GP training and a member of a Responsibility in Gambling Fund (RGF) steering group. Peter is also the Development Director at a drug and alcohol treatment centre: a GAMNOS Advisory Group member; and a RCGP Gambling Awareness Advisory Board member.

    All of Peter’s training courses are fully bespoke and tailored to the individual needs of the particular organisation. Some of the broad topics that Peter can cover include:

    • Basic Skills for Managers
    • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
    • What is Addiction? Signs and Symptoms of Addiction
    • The Impact of Addiction
    • How to Manage Alcohol and Drug Problems
    • Relapse Prevention and Supporting Recovery

    In addition to the above Peter can provide sessions that are medically focused. He is also able to offer some insights from past patients with their experiences of workplace drink and drug using scenarios.

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      Training FAQ

      What food and refreshments are provided?

      Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

      Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

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      Alcohol and Drugs: The Management of Workplace Problems - 11 Aug 2015
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      Tuesday, 11 August 2015
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