This Kit discusses:
What to do.
to prepare the workplace, identify issues, and provide assistance to your
How to do it.
to understand the legal requirements (that may apply to your workplace), build
a team, assess your workplace, develop a policy, plan and implement a program,
and evaluate the program
Additional information. on
resources for workplace substance abuse prevention, including brochures, fact
sheets, promotional materials, and links to other Web sites of interest
Browse around, and use what you can. A drug-free workplace can be safer,
healthier, and more productive. And it is within the reach of all!
The purpose of this Drug-Free Workplace Kit is to provide public and private
workplaces, from small to large and from local to global, with credible,
authoritative, evidence-based information, resources, and tools for producing
and maintaining drug-free workplace policies and programs.
The Kit was assembled by the Division of Workplace Programs (DWP), in the Center
for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (often simply SAMHSA elsewhere in the Kit), U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
DWP has unique and nationally important regulatory, knowledge development, and
technical assistance roles and responsibilities for Federal and non-Federal
workplaces, with respect to their drug-free workplace policies and programs.
For example, DWP is responsible for two principal activities mandated by
Executive Order and Public Law: 1) oversight of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace
Program, which aims to eliminate illicit drug use in the Federal workplace; and
2) oversight of the National Laboratory Certification Program, which certifies
laboratories to conduct forensic drug testing for Federal agencies and
federally regulated industries.
To help it meet these two responsibilities, DWP has developed a variety of
resources and techniques for addressing substance abuse in workplaces, in part
through the provision of primary substance abuse-prevention, early
identification, and intervention services for adult and youthful employees, and
for their families and communities.
DWP has assembled this Kit from the most promising methods, techniques, and
approaches that have been and are being developed and supported by
practitioners, researchers, and evaluators in the field, including those that
are included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and
Practices. Throughout the Kit there are many citations that have been included
for further reading.