Three-Hour Online Learning Presentations

Trainings accommodate smaller groups in corporate or first responder settings to larger audiences in academic settings. A participant booklet containing the presentation and additional information will also be provided in pdf form that can be printed.

Cannabis 2020 Update

This learning presentation covers the latest cannabis information for licensed professionals and others.  The recent changes in medical cannabis and recreational cannabis laws have left many professionals confused on what is now illegal.  Even police officers have been embarrassed arresting “major drug dealers” with “hundreds of pounds of marijuana” only to lean the seized dried plant material was legal under the “hemp law” as there is no way to differentiate the two in the field. The program covers a detailed legal update, the latest medical research on cannabis associated disorders, including cannabis hyperemesis syndrome; related cannabis products, such as hemp flower and designer synthetic cannabinoids; and how to document under the influence. Practical application of the changing legal environment of cannabis to safety sensitive occupations, drug-free workplace policies, school staff and students, and impaired driving will be addressed according to your audience needs.  New technology and changing policies in conducting human drug testing will also be presented. 

Current Trends in Drug Abuse

This program is an up-to date-program on street drugs of abuse with a special focus on designer synthetic drugs. Topics include prescription drug abuse trends, including Xanax and Vicodin abuse, and the current trend of counterfeit prescription drugs. Data documenting the current trends in classic drugs with the sudden rise in cocaine and decrease in heroin will be presented.  The most popular designer synthetics drugs, such as 5F-EMB-PICA (“K2/Spice type drug) and the newest narcotics including Brorphine and the latest “bath sale cocaine” drug, Alpha-PCYP are included.

Drug-Free Workplace: Recognizing and Documenting the Drug Impaired Employee

As the courts have ruled on drug-free workplace suits over the years, one of the most frequent corporate short comings has been failure to train supervisors and managers. An employee discharged for failure to submit to a fitness for duty examination claims the company supervisor did not have reasonable grounds to make the fitness for duty request because there was no drug-impairment symptom recognition training given to the supervisor.

The Talbot Method is a unique two-step process of recognizing and documenting employee substance abuse impairment. Totally hands-off, The Talbot Method trains supervisors that all drugs of abuse, when taken at an intoxicating dose, affect the eyes and body systems in known, predictable ways. Recognizing these easy-to-spot drug effects allows a supervisor to start an intervention and thus maintain a safe and drug-free workplace. The real liability is in ignoring drug-impaired employees and thus creating an unsafe workplace. When an employee is injured, the company can be held liable if it can be shown the injury was due to drug impairment and the company failed to take reasonable steps to recognize and remove the drug-impaired employee. Training company supervisors and managers is liability protection. The real liability is in ignoring drug-impaired employees and thus creating an unsafe workplace. When an employee is injured, the company can be held liable if it can be shown the injury was due to drug impairment and the company failed to take reasonable steps to recognize and remove the drug-impaired employee. Training company supervisors and managers is liability protection!