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Recognizing and Responding to Substance Use-Related Impairment

Learn how to handle tricky situations when a manager must intervene with an employee and potentially initiate reasonable suspicion protocol.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on employee mental health and wellness: rates of depression and anxiety are at their highest point in recent memory, and many employees are turning to addictive behaviors in an attempt to cope. However, when employees use substances during work hours it puts themselves, other team members, and potentially customers in uncomfortable and sometimes risky situations. Understanding how best to handle these situations is critical to best-practice management, in terms of the health of both the team and the individual. Join Dr. Aaron Weiner, board-certified psychologist and addiction expert, in an exploration of the cause of addiction, current alcohol and drug use trends in the workplace, and how to best handle the tricky situations when a manager must intervene with an employee and potentially initiate a reasonable suspicion protocol.

96 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

Introduction to Addiction and Substance Use

  • Substance Use Disorder Prevalence and Overview
  • How Do You Know If Someone "Has a Problem?"
  • What Is an "Addiction?"

Current Substance Use Issues in the Workplace

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids
  • Addiction Trends During COVID-19
  • Impact of Addiction on the Workplace

Recognizing and Addressing Impairment

  • Identification of a Problem
  • Documentation Pointers
  • Intervention Do's and Don'ts
  • Ensuring Safety Throughout
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Faculty

Aaron Weiner

Aaron Weiner

Bridge Forward Group

  • Board certified psychologist and owner of Bridge Forward Group, a private practice and consulting organization
  • Served as the director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Naperville, Illinois, and the founder and clinical director of the Spectrum Health Addiction Rehabilitation Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Strong advocate for evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, as well as a proponent of integrating behavioral health services into medical settings
  • Advocate for numerous forward-leaning trends, including naloxone co-prescribing in hospital settings, fentanyl test strips, responsible opioid destruction, marijuana education, person-first language for stigma reduction, and vaping awareness for youth
  • Spoken nationally on the topics of opioid addiction, marijuana commercialization, and the vaping epidemic, as well as has served as a context expert for both policy makers and media outlets
  • Adjunct faculty in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Served on the board of the Society of Addiction Psychology, and won multiple regional awards for his commitment to converting best practice ideas into real-world change
  • Doctorate degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; completed his fellowship in addiction psychology, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • For more information, visit weinerphd.com
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Product ID: 408165
Published 2021
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