We come to you and train!

CDAS offers 4 customized on-site classes. We come to your company’s location so you don’t have to worry about covering the expenses of sending your employees somewhere to train.

2 hours up to 8 hours of training

This program will train you to detect chemically-impaired customers, students, and employees and recognize the symptoms associated with (7) basic categories of drugs, including prescription medications. A drug-free workplace and drug free schools are the safest environments.

CDAS believes that recognition is the first step in prevention and treatment. The sooner you detect the faster you can intervene and provide successful rehabilitation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) trained our staff of instructors as “drug recognition experts”. In dealing with the drug impaired every day, we know what they use, how they use it, and the observable effects.
According to research conducted by The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), a significant percentage of America’s workforce uses illicit drugs.

Reports show approximately 12% of 18-25-year-old workers, 9% of 26-34-year-old workers, and greater than 5% of 35-49-year-old
workers reported current illicit drug use. This means that of the estimated 11.8 million illicit drug users, over 9 million, or 77%, are employed. Of this 75% admit use at work. By providing
recognition training to workplace supervisors we can increase the likelihood that the impaired is detected. No matter what research indicates, we must detect drug use and abuse immediately.
Knowledge that someone is trained to recognize is yet another preventative measure.

Research on drug abuse

  • Of adult drug users, 77% are employed Full-time employed drug users are employed: 44% at small companies (1-24), 43% at medium companies, 13% at large companies (500+)
  • Full-time employed heavy drinkers are employed:
    companies 47% at medium companies, 36% at small, 17% at large companies.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse cost businesses in excess of 81 billion dollars in lost productivity each year.
  • Over 60% of adults know someone who has reported for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • As a result a employee’s drinking, 20% of workers report that they have worked harder, had to redo work, been put in danger or injured.

Highest rates of drug use and heavy drinking were reported by food and bar workers; construction workers; service occupations; and transportation and material moving
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The total cost of alcohol and drug abuse in America is estimated at 245.7 billion dollars. Early detection through recognition training can significantly reduce these costs. The impact on our country’s future through education, employment, and crime rate is immeasurable.


Our instructors have participated in weeks of research at Johns Hopkins University, Institute of Drug Abuse, studying the effects of drugs on the human body. The American Journal of Medicine published the results of this laboratory study.

Experts in the Field

With over 50 years of Drug Recognition experience, our instructors have presented similar courses to police officers in over 40 states and Canada. They have earned the reputation of being the best in their field and have received numerous national awards for their contributions.

The Benefits of Reasonable Suspicion Training & How to Recognize Drug Impairment

  • Recognize impaired customers or employees
  • Create a drug free workplace
  • Reduce employee sick-time
  • Reduce accidents and injuries
  • Increase productivity by reducing lost productivity due to drug-induced mistakes
  • Reduce liability
  • Reduce workman’s compensation COSTS
  • Create safer environment for customers & staff
  • Help provide a drug free workplace
  • Complies with (DOT) required Reasonable Suspicion Training for supervisors
  • Know when to require drug and alcohol testing
  • Increased profits

Click on the pdf below to download our PDF on recognizing the drug impared