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- Drug-Free Workplace Advisor

Please note: The Department of Labor ended the drug-free workplace program in 2010. Accordingly, it does not currently administer a “Workplace drug testing” advisory web page and is not responsible for the content of the linked sites.

Specific Drugs of Abuse

Since a large portion of the adult population is employed, education in the workplace is one of the most effective ways to reach adults and focus on preventing the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. It is important for everyone to realize that all drugs, including alcohol, chemically alter the mind and body. As a result, use of drugs and/or alcohol can impair motor skills, hinder judgment, distort perception, decrease reaction time and interfere with other skills necessary to do a job safely and efficiently.

*Instructions for the Trainer:

The specific effects, signs and symptoms of the following drugs of abuse should be reviewed during employee education:

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