This module provides an overview of substance use and addiction and its effects on the employability of workers and the productivity of the workforce. It covers the concept of substance recreational use, substance misuse and substance addictions; incidence rates; types of addictions; the challenge of comorbidity; treatment approaches and impacts; and the strategies that can be used in terms of prevention, job retention and return to work. The module overviews, from the unique perspective of the role of the Disability Management professional, the strategies, interventions and supports that can assist employers to establish workplace prevention and promotion programs and assist at risk workers to access appropriate treatment and to remain at work or reintegrate into the workplace. This module has been endorsed for Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) professional development. The number of continuing education credit hours that can be claimed for this module is 12 hours.
* Please note that if this course does not have sufficient registrations it will be postponed to a later date.