Psychoactive Drugs

In this module we focus on psychoactive drugs – drugs that have effects on the central nervous system (CNS), perhaps affecting mood, thinking and behaviour.

This can include legal drugs (e.g. alcohol and caffeine) illegal drugs (e.g. cannabis and amphetamine) and prescribed or over the counter medicines (e.g. pain killers and benzodiazepines).

Depending on the context and nature of use, these drugs might have implications for safety and health in the workplace, and perhaps other factors such as team cohesion, productivity and risk of criminal activity.