Illegal drugs are substances that are banned by the government and it is illegal to sell them or possess them.
Illegal drugs can affect physical and mental health and can become both physically and psychologically addictive.
What we do
If learners are in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs or
medication not prescribed to them, then this could be grounds for instant dismissal from the placement and their training with Buttercups Training
The pharmacy may have an in-house Drugs Policy, which you should familiarise yourself with as part of your development
We will be approachable to learners who are experiencing issues with drugs and/or alcohol and offer support
We would be able to refer you to external agencies, who offer support around substance abuse and addiction
Buttercups Training has a Drugs Policy that you must familiarise yourself with
What you will do
I will not bring any illegal drugs, or non-prescribed medication, on to the pharmacy premises whilst on placement
I will not be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol when on the pharmacy premises
I will report any concerns I have of someone in the possession of illegal drugs
I will talk to someone if I feel that I am struggling with my drug or alcohol use
I know that I can talk to the Safeguarding and Welfare Team at Buttercups
If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact the Buttercups Safeguarding and Welfare Team.
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