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PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE IN THE MARITIME SECTOR (PADAMS)

(MTC Accredited Course)


COURSE DESCRIPTION This training course program aims to increase awareness among seafarers the nature and extent of alcohol and drug problems in the maritime sector particularly among officers and ratings onboard, and to provide knowledge regarding preventive measures and policies to address such problems. OBJECTIVE With this material, trainers will be able to provide working knowledge of the main components of the alcohol and rug problems, including an understanding of the implications of alcohol and drug abuse for fellow seafarers, the family, shipping companies, manning agencies, and countries; appreciation of the importance of the effects of alcoholic beverages on their behavior in the work place or elsewhere; and increased compliance with pertinent laws, policies and regulations. ENTRY STANDARDS Merchant marine officers, ratings and cadets are the primary targets of this program, which is aimed at the reduction and prevention of alcohol and drug related problems on board. However, the same program may be extended to individuals or representatives of agencies involved in the education, recruitment, selection, training, and development of maritime manpower. CERTIFICATION Certificate of completion may be issued to the trainee upon completion of the course, certifying that he/she has exceeded the knowledge required of the program. INCLUDED TOPICS Alcohol and Alcoholism, Nature and Extent of Alcohol and Drug Problem, Alcohol Consumption Patterns, Standards Units of Alcohol, Alcohol Tolerance in Men and Women, Early Indicators of Alcohol Abuse, Classical Signs of Alcoholism, Effects in the Workplace: Operation of the Ship, Drugs and Drug Dependence, Use of Illegal/Illicit Drugs: Methods of Administration and Their Harmful Effects, Cardinal Signs of Drug Dependence, Drug-Related Problems on Board, Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector, Levels of Prevention, Importance of Policies/Programs, Policies and Programs on Alcohol and Drug in the Maritime Sector, Main Components of an Alcohol and Drug Policy, Level of Policy-Makers.

Duration: 2 Days Training Venue: Victoria Building Schedule: Starts every Wednesday 2am-8pm

COURSE OUTLINE

Hours Subject Area Lecture Small Group Study

1. Introduction (Why the Concern? Why the workplace?) 2. Module I nature & Extent of Alcohol and Drug Problem 1. Shipboard Setting as a Workplace 1.1 Causes of Maritime Accidents/Disaster 1.2 Key Factors in the Maritime Industry 1.3 Special Nature of Maritime Work 1.4 Contributing Factors to Alcohol & Drug Abuse Among Seafarers 2. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ship Alcohol Consumption Patterns Standards Units of Alcohol Alcohol Tolerance in Men & Women Early Indicators of Alcohol Abuse Classic Signs of Alcoholism Effects in the Workplace: Operation of the

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3. Drugs and Drug Dependence 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Proper Use of Drugs Use of Illegal/Illicit Drugs: Methods of Administration and Their Harmful Effects Cardinal Signs of Drug Dependence Drug-related Problems on board

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3. Module II Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector 1. Self Assessment 1.1 Reflection or Introspection 1.2 Assessment Tools 1.3 Professional Services

1.5

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Lecture

Small Group Study

2. Levels of Prevention 2.1 Primary 2.2 Secondary 2.3 Tertiary 3. Roles of Sectors/Entities Involved 3.1 Government 3.2 Seafarers Union 3.3 Shipping Companies 3.4 Manning Agencies 3.5 Senior and Junior Officers 3.6 Ratings 4. Module III Policies & Programmes on Alcohol and Drug in the Maritime Sector 1. Importance of policies/programmes 2. Main Components of an Alcohol and Drug Policy 3. Level of Policy-makers 3.1 Regional & International 3.2 National 3.3 Company 3.4 Seafarers Union Evaluation

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TOTAL NO. OF HOURS

12