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Looking for a solution to reduce workplace impacts of alcohol misuse and secondhand drinking?

Below you will find a 5-minute preview of my 46-minute online educational training video for which I have just licensed use to a major Police Department.

5 Minute Preview - KCPD Video Training.mp4

Click HERE to Watch 5 Minute Preview


I was thrilled to be brought on board to work with several members of the Department’s leadership team over this past year to design this program – the highlights of which I have outlined below.

This police department is going to use this video as a mandatory online educational training program for all 2500 of their employees, contractors and paid interns.


Innovative Solution to Reduce Workplace Impacts of Alcohol Misuse and Secondhand Drinking 

The Costs of the Impacts

There are significant bottom-line costs to companies, public agencies and labor unions associated with employee off-hours alcohol misuse, secondhand drinking-related stress [secondhand drinking refers to the negative impacts of a person’s drinking behaviors on others], stress in general and poor brain health and wellness.

These costs include:

  • absenteeism, tardiness, presenteeism (aka distracted employee), early departures
  • safety risks, fatalities, more injuries, lower productivity and product quality
  • increased use of sick-leave and health care services
  • higher insurance and workers’ compensation costs
  • employee turnover, reduced employee moral.

Additionally, alcohol misuse, secondhand drinking-related stress and stress in general carry associated costs linked to sleep disorders, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, domestic violence, bullying, depression, anxiety, family conflict and poor stress management.

Find out how much alcohol misuse alone is costing your business or agency each year by choosing your industry, total number of employees and primary state of business on The Alcohol Cost Calculator.

The Solution

My 46-minute online educational training video uses cutting-edge brain research to dramatically shift how employees and employers understand and address alcohol misuse, secondhand drinking, stress and brain health and wellness. Outcomes include employees self-electing to:

  • change off-hours “at-risk drinking” patterns (e.g., binge drinking, heavy social drinking, alcohol abuse, alcoholism)
  • change unhealthy secondhand drinking coping patterns
  • better manage secondhand drinking-related stress and stress in general, thereby reducing stress’s physical and emotional health and quality of life impacts
  • stay committed to brain health and wellness solutions, including: exercise, nutrition, mindfulness practices, sleep and stress management, such as taking advantage of available company/agency/union EAP programs.

This innovative, brain science-approach leaves employees with the key take-away message, “Your brain is YOUR power to change,” and gives them the missing, critical information and tools they have needed to self-elect change.

Additionally, the information I provide helps employees engage in more effective conversations with family members and co-workers about drinking, stress, underage drinking, and general health and wellness concerns, thereby extending the reach of this program into homes and communities.

Testimonials Regarding my Approach

My approach of using cutting-edge brain research to frame these concerns and their solutions reaches audiences like never before. I can make this claim as I have been using this approach in my training and presentations to medical school students, military personnel, forest service personnel, social workers, treatment center clinical staff, EAP program directors, employees and the like. Some of my former clients include: Stanford Medical School, Ft. Irwin National Training Center, Tahoe National Forest, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Nephrology Social Workers, Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Employee Assistance Program, Muir Wood Adolescent Teen Treatment Center, Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Coalition of Behavioral Health Services – Houston.

[Hearing] Lisa’s research on…the negative impacts of SHD (secondhand drinking) on family, friends and co-workers was a life changing moment for me. Knowing others would benefit from Lisa’s research, she will be presenting her research to KCPD employees and employees of surrounding law enforcement agencies. Police Captain James Thomas

Lisa Frederiksen’s engaging style and highly researched presentation held the attention of 1000 troops as she shared the new research and science on alcohol and the brain and how it is a person can lose control of their drinking. Her non-judgmental approach and enthusiasm for sharing this research put the audience at ease, which made them especially interested in what she had to say. Gregory Pryor, Alcohol & Drug Control Officer for the Army Substance Abuse Program, Ft. Irwin National Training Center

Lisa Frederiksen’s presentation was fascinating and jam-packed with useful information about how alcohol/drug use and abuse affects the brain at various developmental stages.  She has a wonderful ability to translate scientific data into cogent, easily-understood, compelling information that is useful to people dealing with alcohol/drug use in their work or personal lives.  I learned a lot, including practical tips on how to deal with clients who are facing these issues with loved ones.  She is a dynamic presenter who injects humor and insight into a tough subject. Family Law Attorney attending “Alcohol and Divorce: New Brain Research, New Science-Based Answers, New Possibilities for Settlement and Custody Issues,” San Mateo County Bar Association Family Law Section

Lisa Frederiksen is a dynamic speaker who has a great depth of knowledge about her subject matter. Her Secondhand Drinking presentation at our event was outstanding and very well received. Many of the conference evaluations listed Lisa as the most valuable part of the event. Lisa’s Secondhand Drinking model is as refreshing and inspirational as it is easily understood and straightforward in its application. I am optimistic that many lives can be positively influenced by her transformative work. We are already working to have Lisa return to Houston as a keynote speaker for our 2016 Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) Houston Conference. Donald Hall, SEARCH Homeless Services, Houston TX, and Event Chair for the Family+Friends Recovery Resources Expo & Symposium—Houston (FRRESH), June 12, 2015

Components of the Program

There are two components to this solution to reduce workplace impacts of alcohol misuse and secondhand drinking:  1) training, and 2) implementation. The components can be acquired separately or together.


This consists of 46-minute online educational training program (this links to 5 minute preview), quiz and certificate of completion, with an accompanying PDF summarizing the quiz questions and answers, key information presented and links to key resources for help and more information.

Like the KCPD version, a final video product can include short videos provided by a company, agency or union representative(s) explaining the importance of and reasons for the mandatory viewing requirement. [KPCD, for example, included three in their final product: 2-minute video by the Chief of Police, 1-minute video by a Captain and 1-minute by a second Captain.] Note: agencies, companies or unions electing to include personalized videos will receive a 50-minute product.


This consists of my consulting with company/agency/union leaders to provide more detailed senior staff training and the drafting of applicable implementation policies and procedures, whether this is an addition to an existing alcohol and other drugs’ policy or the development of a new one.

And for Those Wanting a CE Credit Program

Should your profession, agency or company want to use this program as one hour of CE credit, please know this requirement can be by supplementing the core 46-minute video with my additional introductory and conclusionary information to meet your specific needs, along with the Program Description, Learning Objectives, Quiz and Certificate of Completion print capabilities.

To Learn More…

Please contact me to discuss my doing something similar for your company, agency or union.

Lisa Frederiksen
Lisa Frederiksen has a 39-year career in executive management, consulting, speaking, training and writing and is the founder of and SHD Prevention. She has spent more than 14 years studying 21st century brain research in order to write, speak, and consult on substance use disorders prevention, intervention and treatment; mental disorders; addiction (aka substance use disorders) as a brain disease; adolescent addiction treatment vs adult addiction treatment; effective treatment for co-occurring disorders (having both a substance use and mental disorder); secondhand drinking | drugging; help for the family; and related subjects. Lisa is the author of hundreds of articles and eleven books, including, "Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn't," "Secondhand Drinking: The Phenomenon That Affects Millions," and “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!” She is a national keynote speaker with over 25 years speaking experience, consultant, trainer, and frequent guest on radio, TV, and Internet radio shows.
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