Recognizing the Drug Impaired

Recognizing the Drug Impaired

This program meets all DOT “reasonable suspicion” drug and alcohol training requirements. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of impairment dealing with (7) basic categories of drugs, including alcohol.

CDAS believes that recognition is the first step in prevention and treatment. The sooner you detect the faster you can intervene and provide successful rehabilitation. 

According to research conducted by The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), a significant percentage of America’s workforce uses illicit drugs.

Reports show approximately 12% of 18-25-year-old workers, 9% of 26-34-year-old workers, and greater than 5% of 35-49-year-old workers reported current illicit drug use. This means that of the estimated 11.8 million illicit drug users, over 9 million, or 77%, are employed. Of this 75% admit use at work.

With over 50 years of Drug Recognition experience, our instructors have presented similar courses to police officers in over 40 states and Canada. They have earned the reputation of being the best in their field and have received numerous national awards for their contributions.


Recognize impaired customers or employees
Create a drug free workplace

Learn how much is enough

Reduce employee sick-time
Reduce accidents and injuries
Increase productivity by reducing lost productivity due to drug-induced mistakes
Reduce liability
Reduce workman’s compensation COSTS
Create safer environment for customers & staff
Help provide a drug free workplace
Complies with (DOT) required Reasonable Suspicion Training for supervisors
Know when to require drug and alcohol testing
Increased profits

Research on drug use


Of adult drug users, 77% are employed Full-time: 44% at small companies (1-24), 43% at medium companies, 13% at large companies (500+)


Full-time employed heavy drinkers: companies 47% at medium companies, 36% at small, 17% at large companies.


Alcohol and drug abuse cost businesses in excess of 81 billion dollars in lost productivity each year.


Over 60% of adults know someone who has reported for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


As a result a employee’s drinking, 20% of workers report that they have worked harder, had to redo work, been put in danger or injured.

Highest rates of drug use and heavy drinking were reported by food and bar workers; construction workers; service occupations; and transportation and material moving
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The impact on our country’s future through education, employment, and crime rate is immeasurable.


Our instructors have participated in weeks of research at Johns Hopkins University, Institute of Drug Abuse, studying the effects of drugs on the human body. The American Journal of Medicine published the results of this laboratory study.

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