Working at the DOT – What should I do if I believe I or my co-worker has an alcohol or substance abuse problem?

Workers at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) performing safety-sensitive functions are responsible for providing a safe working environment for themselves, their co-workers and the traveling public. Creating a safe work environment not only means following established work rules and regulations but also following the DOT’s rules on drug use and alcohol misuse.

In case you or your co-worker need assistance with substance abuse, mental health and other problems that affect job performance, reaching out to a workplace program can help. While the programs in place may vary by industry, below is an overview of the Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that may be available and helpful to you:

To better understand the DOT’s drug and alcohol regulations and find helpful resources in the event you or your co-worker need help with drug or alcohol abuse problem, please visit:

In addition, you may seek the help of a private addiction treatment facility which often provides thorough and comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment program. Often providing long term addiction treatment services (residential rehab programs); these programs are better equipped to treat not only the disease of addiction but also any underlying mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, etc…

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Source: Some of the information provided above is courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT):