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Individual DFWP courses

Each drug-free workplace (DFWP) training program includes two or more courses, assembled for a specific training purpose. Individual courses are built around learning objectives for a particular audience.

CAFJ-08: Opiates, or Narcotics

Instruction: Course
Authority: DFWP
Audience: All DFWP

This drug-free workplace (DFWP) course provides facts about opiates, a family of highly effective but frequently abused drugs that includes heroin and prescription narcotics.

Learning objectives

Learners who complete this course will be prepared to:

  1. Provide facts about opiates (narcotics) and their use
  2. Describe the physical and psychological effects of narcotics, and their acute and chronic health and safety risks
  3. Describe the impact of narcotics in the workplace
  4. Recognize signs of current narcotics use
  5. Provide basic information about treatment for narcotics overdose and dependence


This course is included in the following programs.

PAE1-05: Amphetamines and Opiates (Narcotics)