The Healthy Workplace Program is an evidence-based prevention program for young adults ages 18-25 years old. The program seeks to increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). The major focus is on young adults who live in communities where there is a high prevalence of drug use and unemployment. The aim of the program is to increase resiliency among participants by increasing their ATOD awareness, their resiliency to avoid ATOD use, their perception of the harmful effects of ATOD use and to increase the level of self- confidence and self-esteem that can be gained from maintaining healthy lifestyles. The program addresses the impact of drug misuse and abuse, and how ATOD use and abuse may affect the target population's ability to maintain employment and contribute to a healthy workplace.
The program is an evidence-based program that provides a set of 5 healthy workplace interventions and substance abuse prevention training interventions for workers 18-25 years old who are not substance-dependent and still have the power to make choices about their substance use. The interventions target unsafe drinking, illegal drug use, illicit prescription drug use, and the healthy lifestyle practices of workers. The program is delivered to service recipients that participate in group and individualized sessions along with case management services.
The program enables participants to develop an understanding of the wide range of immediate and lasting effects alcohol and other drugs can have on the body and the relationship between physical and mental health, and employment. The hours of operation are 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday- Friday and Saturdays 9am-1pm.