We are proud to announce the 15th annual anniversary observance of NATIONAL DRUG-FREE WORK WEEK, OCTOBER 16 - 22, 2023. This yearly public awareness campaign highlights the importance of a drug-free workplace and encourages workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.
History of National Drug-Free Work Week
National Drug-Free Work Week was initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor as a cooperative agreement focused on improving safety and health in the construction industry through drug-free workplace programs. The first Drug-Free Work Week was observed in 2006, and in subsequent years, more and more organizations—representing a range of industries—also rallied behind the effort, helping firmly establish it as an annual opportunity to reinforce to employers and employees alike that “working drug free works.”
Today, the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, a division of Drug Free America Foundation, in collaboration with stakeholders for a safe and healthy workplace, promote this annual observance. Together, we spread the message to encourage individual workplaces to take this opportunity to educate and strengthen their safe and healthy work environments—reflecting the true spirit of National Drug-Free Work Week.
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2022 Drug Free Work Week Resources
Pathways 2 Prevention Podcast
Drug Free Work Week Edition
2022 Workplace Webinars
Marijuana and the Workplace
With more states than ever legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, many employers are confused about the lack of information and the best practices to address it in their workplace. Hear from marijuana and drug testing expert Jo McGuire, Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) about what employers need to know about documenting signs of impairment, drug testing for marijuana, how Medical Review Officers (MROs) classify a drug test that is positive for THC, employers’ best practices, and workplace resources.
Link to the webinar recording
Link to Safety Vs. Marijuana: What Every Employer Needs to Know PPT
Recovery Friendly Workplaces
In this session, participants will hear from Samantha Lewandowski, MS , Assistant Program Director for New Hampshire’s Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) initiative – an innovative approach to supporting both those in recovery/with substance use disorder (SUD) and employers. Topics to be covered include the historical background of the initiative (including data that supports why this approach is useful and needed), what the RFW designation process and an RFW culture look like, key accomplishments and results (which will include employer and employee perspectives), and how employers can start modeling their workplace to be recovery friendly and get additional resources. Joining Samantha is Melissa Ehrhardt, from CareerSource Pinellas who is Recovery Navigator for people in recovery who are seeking employment.
Link to the webinar recording
Link to the Recovery Friendly Workplace PPT
Link to the CareerSource Pinellas-Workforce Board PPT
Drug-Free Work Week Resources
Substance Use and Mental Health Workplace One-Pagers
- Recovery and the Workplace
- Stigma and the Workplace
- Substance Use and Mental Health: Implications for the Workplace
Short Video Testimonials
Why should employers consider becoming recovery friendly?
Why hire a person in recovery?
Why recovery friendly workplaces are essential!
Drug-free workplaces are vital to business!
Drug testing is still important!
The Impact of Drugs on the Workplace
EAPs Support Employees and Businesses!
Training Supports a Drug-Free Workplace!
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