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ADA Australia Training Workshops

Drugs or alcohol now factor in as many as one-in-ten workplace deaths, and one-in-four reportable workplace accidents. And, misuse of these substances is growing across Australian workplaces.

It is a serious work health and safety issue that is not going “to simply go away”.

Committing to action through an ADA Australia Drug and Alcohol Awareness can get the conversation going at your workplace and provide positive strategies to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees, co-workers and the community.

  • Highly engaging workshops conducted by ADA presenters with ‘lived experience’ of the personal and public risk of alcohol and drug dependence.
  • Education for increased awareness of the physiological and psychological impact of drugs and alcohol, how these substances impair work-performance and judgment
  • Strategies for dealing with AOD issues on the worksite (with co-workers, customers or contractors), for fostering an open supportive workplace culture and for best-practice processes and policies to ensure the well-being and safety of affected individuals and co-workers.

We can be there – at your premises or ours. We can get the conversation you need going, and we can help.



In addition to our training programs, ADA Australia can provide assistance in developing a compliant Drugs and Alcohol policy as part of a best practice workplace health and safety management plan, and in fostering a supportive, informed and inclusive culture for a safer, healthier, happier workplace

ADA Australia Alcohol & Drug Awareness Training Workshop

Duration: two hours
Delivery: on site, or at ADA Australia training rooms

  • Identifying risks to health and safety in the workplace associated with the misuse of drugs and alcohol
  • The extent of drug and alcohol misuse in Australia, reflect on life choices, our own attitudes and practices,
  • Address how these substances may impair work performance, impair judgment, and increase risk to affected individuals, as well as increasing risk to the health, safety and welfare of co-workers
  • Educate participants about the long and short-term impact on the body of drugs and alcohol, and the damage to a user’s mental state and neuro-cognitive function
  • Your company’s Drug and Alcohol Policy:
    Address employee, contractor and management obligations under an agreed Drugs and Alcohol policy as part of a consultative Workplace Management Plan
  • Provide strategies for dealing with drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace and correctly managing affected workers, contractors or visitors
  • “RUOK?” Provide strategies for identifying and assisting co-workers struggling with drugs and alcohol use, accessing help, and the role of co-workers and management in fostering a positive, supportive workplace culture in dealing with these issues.
  1. Online training materials
  3. Learner Guide: Key information, statistics, screen notes
  4. Powerpoint presentation
  5. Videos (‘real life’ personal stories) and stills graphic presentations (statistics/graphs/images)
  6. Practical training aids (reality altering headsets)
  7. Case studies – presenters’ lived experience
  8. Course feedback form
  9. Hand-out: Alcohol and drugs support services, detox programs, contact details
    And, on request:
    10. Sample template – Workplace Drugs and Alcohol Policy


  • On request (and at additional cost), assistance in developing a consultative, compliant drugs and alcohol workplace policy as part of a best practice workplace health and safety management plan
  1. Overview of content
  2. Your workplace drug and alcohol policy
  3. Snapshot: impact of drugs and alcohol in Australian workplaces
  4. Illicit and pharmaceutical drugs – how they affect us
  5. Common illicit drugs, their physical and neuro-cognitive affects
  6. Cost to the community of alcohol abuse: social cost, economic cost
  7. Standard drink sizes
  8. Alcohol use – binge-drinking, heavy use drinking
  9. Effects of alcohol
  10. Methamphetamine (ice) short and long-term affects
  11. Physical risks, effect on work, judgment, capability and thinking
  12. Poly drug use; dangers of mixing multiple drugs and/or alcohol
  13. Alcohol and drugs in the bloodstream; consequences
  14. Recognising drug and alcohol misuse among colleagues/co-workers
  15. Impact of drugs on the brain
  16. Strategies to help workmates/colleagues with drug or alcohol problems
  17. Drug and alcohol detox: where to access help; resources available, links, contact details

All Alcohol and Drug Awareness Australia presenters have ‘lived experience’ of the personal and public risk of alcohol and drug dependence. Each has found their way back along the long road from substance abuse and addiction.

And each, in bringing their stories and experiences to this training, will connect in a wholly unique and compelling way with your people.

Our fees and charges align with fees and charges for similar WHS training conducted by industry bodies and industry NGOs.

SO, TALK TO US FOR A TAILORED SOLUTION. After all, a safer workplace is your insurance.

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