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|Learning How To Spot Drug And Alcohol Use
|Spotting someone using or abusing drugs and alcohol isn't easy and you never want to accuse someone without knowing for sure.
But how can you tell if your co-worker is using drugs or is just overly exhausted?
Those situations are exactly why the Falcon Safety Group held a drug and alcohol training program at the library this morning.
C-E-O and owner of the Flacon Safety Group Jeff Pacheco tells WGIL the program is designed to give employers an awareness what types of drugs and alcohol are in the area as well as the tools to safely recognize and deal with an employee who may be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
"If an employer notices that an employee is not acting themselves or acting a little bit off to approach them obviously with caution, but start asking them questions, and if they feel they need to get them checked out, they should contact their local healthcare provider," says Pacheco.
A Detective with the Galesburg Police Department Kevin Legate was on hand to talk about what sorts of drugs they're finding in Galesburg.
Legate says in this area there's a lot of marijuana, crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin use.
He also says the use and manufacturing of Methamphetamine is on a rise and it's important to be able to recognized the different signs of abuse associated with each drug.
Both Pacheco and Legate say if there's someone you suspect is using at the work place notify your supervisor and then upper management will decided where to go from there and if the police should be involved.
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