Substance Use Resources for the Workplace
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Distribute credible information on your workplace wellness bulletin boards, e-blasts or intranet such as:
- Smokers Helpline
- The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
- Local treatment services for individuals who want to quit smoking or for individuals with alcohol and drug problems
- Infographic on Cannabis and Impairment in the workplace from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
- Factsheet about Cannabis for Parent/ Guardians from the School Mental Health-Assist
- Resources from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
- Cannabis resources from the Government of Canada
Host a Lunch & Learn, education session, or training:
- Quit smoking options and resources, led by a TEACH (Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health)-trained pharmacist or professional
- Medication use, storage and destruction, led by a pharmacist
- Cannabis in the workplace
Provide pharmacist supported smoking cessation program including quit medications.
If the employer offers a benefit package, ensure nicotine replacement therapy is covered.
Implement an incentive program offering a rebate to those who participate in a smoking cessation program/quit smoking and continue to be smoke-free for at least six months.
Allow flexible work schedules for employees to attend medical or counselling appointments related to smoking cessation.
Ensure work-related social events (e.g., holiday parties) are alcohol free.
Provide management training to recognize impairment in the workplace, i.e., the online course Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace.
Offer counselling through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.
- Alcohol-Free Events Policy
- Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy
- Cannabis Policy
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Policy
- Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
- Substance Use Policy