Alcohol and Drug abuse policy

Introduction

The University expects a standard of conduct from its students and employees that provides a safe and healthy environment for themselves and others and prohibits the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or unlawful supply of alcohol on its property or as part of any of its activities.

Throughout this document, "substance" is intended to include prescription drugs, alcohol, solvents and nicotine and "illicit substance" indicates those drugs covered by the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971). The term "substance abuse" therefore covers the use of illicit substances in addition to prescription drugs, alcohol and solvents.

This policy and guidelines should be read alongside the Alcohol at Work Policy and Guidelines, which covers employees drinking alcohol at work in some cases, inappropriately, but not necessarily having a dependency on alcohol.

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