Alcohol and Drug Abuse Training in Nairobi and Mombasa; Kenya
Drug and alcohol misuse is everyone’s concern. It not only damages health and affects work performance, but also results in higher rates of absenteeism, accidents, illness and mortality, with all their related costs. Our training course increases awareness of the effects and consequences of drugs and alcohol abuse in the workplace. Alcohol and Drug Addiction (ADA) is the use of a substance for something other than its intended medical or social purpose, which results from a practice known as substance abuse.
The impact of alcohol and drug abuse today cannot be overemphasized. This ranges from physical, psychological, and adverse socio-economic impact. This pandemic has disrupted patterns of family co- dependencies, increased health care cost and led to separations and divorce in families. In organizations, alcohol and drug abusers lose a lot of work time due to absenteeism and sick offs and evidence shows that they are generally inefficient. They are also prone to health, occupational hazards and financial distress. The affected are most likely to suffer from depression and stand a higher risk for STD and HIV /AIDS exposure. For maximum benefit of human resources organizations have come up with various ways to deal with ADA. These have traditionally focused on the identification and rehabilitation of workers with severe alcohol and, more recently, drug abuse problems. However, as understanding of the sheer scope, nature and costs of the problem has deepened, more progressive enterprises, organizations and countries have placed a much greater emphasis on the development of broad consensual partnerships at the workplace and beyond designed to achieve a real improvement in the situation. For this reason, capacity building for those bequeathed with this responsibility is paramount for personal as well as organizational wellbeing.
Course Duration: 5 days
COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ADA) training is to reduce the health, social and economic problems associated with substance use in our workplaces by creating awareness, building prevention capacity on the most effective evidence-based preventive interventions and strategies to create an organization culture free of alcohol and substance abuse. The course objectives and outline will cover:
a. Understand the fundamentals of ADA and key definitions and identification of
commonly abused substances.
b. Enlightenment of the participants on modern trends and practices of dealing with in
ADA in the workplace.
c. Identify issues created by drug and alcohol use in the workplace.
d. Identify situations or conditions that expose staff to risks of alcohol and substance abuse.
e. Recognize signs and symptoms of workplace behavior related to drug and alcohol use.
f. Understand the steps in addiction to alcohol and drugs.
g. Keenly look at policies related to ADA at the workplace.
h. Identify behavioral and cognitive issues at the workplace for those affected.
i. Explore employee assistance programs in relation to ADA.
j. Identify the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in ADA at the workplace.
k. Establish ADA preventative measures at the workplace.
l. Establish the power of emotional intelligence and work-life balance and its importance
to employee’s welfare.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training program is recommended to all staff in an organization. It is relevant to staff of all
cadres including but not limited to:
· · C-Suite Executives
· General Managers
· Heads of Departments
· Senior Managers
· Committee Members of Alcohol and
· Drug Abuse Committee
· Staff who deal with Employee Guiding and Counselling
· Peer Counsellors
· Branch managers
· Human Resource Staff
· Operations and support Staff
Day 1: Introduction
· Introduction to ADA-What we really know
· Behavior and cognitive aspects of ADA- How to identify it at the workplace
· Early Intervention - Preventative measures, how to intervene
Day 2: Concepts
· Concepts and Process of Addiction
· The place of peer counseling in ADA at the workplace
· Role of stakeholders in ADA – What are our Responsibilities?
DAY 3: Policies
· Policies on ADA at the workplace
· Barriers to Effective ADA interventions at the workplace
· Practical on dealing with ADA at the Workplace
DAY 4: Programs
Mainstreaming ADA prevention into workplace health promotion
· Employee Assistance programs and interventions
· Rehabilitation and inclusion for those affected at the workplace
Day 5: Challenges and Solutions
· Challenges of ADA mainstreaming at the workplace
· The Committee way forward and work plan
· The Power of Emotional Intelligence in ADA
This intensive 5-day master class will combine tutorial sessions and case studies with interactive learning exercises. All attendees will be provided with a workbook and a certificate of completion.