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Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction is a treatable, medical disorder that affects the brain and behavior. Learn how substance use disorder has impacted our society while examining the disease behind addiction and how it affects the brain. By exploring the five stages of addiction, you will gain an understanding of the repercussions of this disorder. Additionally, you will learn…

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Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use

As a person uses a substance, it can affect them emotionally, behaviorally and physically. Discover how to recognize the signs of impairment and the symptoms of substance use. Learn the difference between depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens and how it affects individuals under the influence.

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Workplace Trainings

Drug Free Workplace Employee Training

Substance use can have a major impact on the workplace. Through this presentation, discover how substance use affects the workplace and your family. Understand what a drug-free workplace means and how it applies to you. Learn how to help a co-worker that might be struggling with a substance use disorder. And, find out how to…

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The Benefits of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

An important component of a complete Drug Free Workplace program is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This course is designed to teach the basics of an EAP, how to select an appropriate one for your workplace and the benefits of having an EAP provider.

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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Pennsylvania Act 16 provides some guidance for employers and employees on navigating medical marijuana and the workplace. Learn what Medical Marijuana is and how it impacts employers Become acquainted with employee and employer protections in ACT 16. Develop an understanding of stigma, privacy and workplace policies.

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Drug Testing 101

This course addresses drug testing and the law, what to consider for your workplace, employer best practices and methods of drug testing. It also includes a resource list for drug testing entities in Pennsylvania.

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Drug Free Workplace Supervisor Training

As a supervisor, it is important to be empowered with tools and techniques when recognizing substance use in the workplace. In this presentation you will be able to determine how substance use impacts productivity and employee morale. You will also be able to identify signs and symptoms of impairment and ensure proper documentation. Once impairment…

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Family Trainings

Addiction is a Family Disease

Substance Use Disorder impacts more than just the individual. For every person with an addiction there is a family impacted by the disease. Learn about the unspoken rules of a family facing addiction. Discover what is a functioning family system vs. a family system living with addiction. This presentation will help you understand the importance…

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Adolescent Drug Use: What Parents Need to Know

Adolescents are often motivated to seek new experiences, particularly those they perceive as thrilling or daring. This is just one of the risk factors adolescents face regarding addiction. Learn how adolescent drug use impacts their brain and gain an understanding of the risk and protective factors. This presentation will provide some of the recent drug…

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Opioid Use Disorder 101

As the opioid epidemic endures in Pennsylvania, it is vital for you understand what opioid use disorder is and the impact it has on society. Examine the difference between prescription opioids, synthetic opioids and heroin. You will discover the signs of symptoms and learn the next steps of approaching a loved one that might have…

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Communicating with Adolescents about Drugs and Alcohol

Communicating with your children about the dangers of substance use is a difficult conversation. This presentation will provide tools and techniques to ensure your children are listening even if they are resistant. Learn how to use positive communication and positive reinforcement to make information easier for your child to accept.

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Treatment Options, Setbacks and Recovery

The world of substance use treatment can be overwhelming for first time navigators. Discover what options are available for individuals and family members and if a setback occurs, what are the best ways to get back on the pathway of recovery? This presentation will provide hope that recovery is possible and can happen.

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