But, I digress. Although these things are important, even more important are intensive education for supervisors which breaks their grip on the myths and misconceptions they naturally possess about alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, treatment, recovery, and manipulation.
Failing to address these issues will leave your supervisor audience about where they were when they first arrived--resistant to believing in the disease model of addiction and the important ramifications this will have on the future as they engage employees. Supervisors who have not been trained and educated in these myths and misconceptions are extremely vulnerable to manipulation.
Before purchase drug and alcohol training program for the DOT, be sure this awareness training is in the package. At http://workexcel.info, you will discover you can preview a product free--free postage and free return -- get a good look at the product. Make sure it provides employees with information necessary to increase awareness about alcohol and other drugs of abuse. The alcohol awareness training should focus on employee well-being and workplace productivity and should include information about the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction (addictive disease); common myths and misconceptions; tolerance and cross tolerance, denial; enabling and armchair diagnosing.
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One of society's greatest misconceptions is that someone has to "want help" before they can be helped. The truth is most employees are motivated or pressured by tools of influence or leverage such as a job, money, prison or divorce. They enter treatment and then they become motivated to want what the healtiest patient has found--peace of mind with sobriety