Alcohol & Drug Awareness Online Training

  • Highlights the dangers associated with drugs (both legal and illegal) and alcohol misuse in the workplace.
  • Discusses the effects of alcohol and drug related problems on individuals and organisations.
  • Identifies the responsibilities of employers and employees regarding the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace.
  • Discusses support available for employees who suffer from misuse of drugs and alcohol.


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The EssentialSkillz Alcohol and Drug Awareness online training provides information on the effects of drugs and alcohol and their associated risks in the workplace. Substance misuse is described as the problematic use of alcohol, drugs (legal or illegal) and other substances such as solvents or New Psychoactive Substances (formerly known as legal highs). Problematic use means the substance damages a person’s mental or physical health, their relationships or their working lives. Substance misuse affects the individual and the organisation. Those who misuse substances may find that their performance is affected, that they develop mental health problems, or they are off work more often. A person who uses drugs or alcohol inappropriately at work, or who comes to work while under the influence of drugs or alcohol puts themselves and others’ safety at risk. The Alcohol Awareness course highlights the dangers and encourages those who may have a problem to seek help and to avoid the problem being treated as a disciplinary matter rather than as a health problem.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Alcohol and Drug Awareness course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within this Drug Awareness course, and link to organisation-specific documentation eg, drug testing that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To increase awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs.
  • To reduce the risks of alcohol and drugs in the workplace.
  • To detail the procedures for dealing with the misuse of alcohol and drugs in the workplace.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.


The course lasts approximately 40 minutes.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The course applies equally to all employees regardless of status or seniority.

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