Raising Awareness About Drug Use

Different modes of delivery for raising awareness have been used such as online programs, face-to-face workshops, posters and so on.

There is little evidence about the impact of such approaches, although there is some evidence that online delivery is attractive for some employees and has some small benefits in terms of knowledge about risks and harms. A key benefit is that online services can be accessed anonymously. However, not all workplaces and employees have broad access to computers and the inter- or intranet.

There is some evidence that embedding alcohol and drug information in broader health programs (e.g. about diet or cardio-vascular disease) may enhance their attractiveness.