Care home name:

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Introduction

This policy sets out the values, principles and key procedures underpinning this home’s approach to potential drug and alcohol use by service users, relatives and visitors. The policy is written with the healthcare needs of service users in mind and the health and safety issues the home must address as part of its duty of care.

The policy is consistent with national care standards that promote service users’ choice and independence rights to make their own lifestyle decisions. The home is also mindful of its obligations to observe the laws relating to alcohol consumption and drug misuse and does not tolerate illegal behaviour in any of these respects. The home addresses individual cases of potential alcohol or drug abuse within a risk assessment and management framework.

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