A group of experts discuss the importance of having adequate policies and procedures covering drug and alcohol use at work, in the first of a two-part feature.

The following people took part: Lauren Booker, workplace programme manager, Alcohol Concern; Olivia Carlton, head of occupational health, Transport for London; and Hugh Robertson, senior policy officer, TUC.

Introduction

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 it is an offence for any person to knowingly permit the production, supply or use of controlled substances on their premises, except in specified circumstances, for example when they have been prescribed by a doctor.

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