What is a "Drug Free Workplace"
It is an employment setting where all employees adhere to a program of policies and activities designed to provide a safe workplace, discourage alcohol and drug abuse and encourage treatment, recovery and the return to work of those employees with such abuse problems. The intent of the program is to educate adults on the problems relating to substance abuse. The one place where there can be mandated adult education is the workplace. This empowers the individual and the family, resulting in stronger communities.
The Alabama Veterinary Professionals Wellness Programs is
co-sponsoring a program to promote and assist veterinary clinics to establish drug free workplace policies. Assistance can include simply obtaining model policies, or may include more formal assistance with training, etc.
Below you will find a model Drug Free Workplace Policy that can be customized for use. Included, you will also find other forms and documents to aid in creating a drugfree workplace.