Drugs Awareness Course Overview

Controlled (illegal) drugs cause significant problems within many sectors and present challenges to organisations as diverse as the NHS and the hospitality industry.


Few workplaces to which the public have access are free from the negative effects of controlled drugs. With in excess of 1 million cocaine users, 35,000 heroin users, 125,000 ketamine users, 2.5 million cannabis users and 600,000 ecstasy users in the UK, it doesn’t take a mathematician to work out that almost every workplace will be affected.


The consequences for businesses / organisations of illegal drug use and drug dealing can include; loss of reputation, loss of income, additional costs, legal complications and negatively impacting on the safety of employees.


There is no ‘quick fix’ for dealing with illegal drugs, no solution which can be carried out once and then ignored; it is an area where continued vigilance and strong systems need to be implemented in order to provide effective solutions.


Training of all members of your team should be the initial step in addressing the issues surrounding the use of illegal drugs.


Our approach to illegal drug is to familiarise candidates with the common drugs used, the associated ‘drug litter’ and the effects in drugs users. This allows them to identify the scale of any problems there may be in their workplace.


We then provide strategies to deal with problems associated with controlled drugs. Our approach is to use proactive measures to discourage and prevent drug use and drug dealing.


A summary of our approach can be broken down into 4 easy sections:


  • Identification
  • Legislation
  • Prevention
  • Drugs Policies


Our Drugs Awareness courses are designed to be suitable for all employees. The length of the course (half or full day) is determined by a Training Needs Analysis we carry out to identify the requirements of the client based on the working environment and the role of employees within the organisation; this ensures that our courses reflect the client's actual working environment.


We have made a typical example of our Drugs Awareness - Learning Programme available for you to download.


For answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our drugs awareness course please visit Drug Awareness Training - FAQs.