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Drug and alcohol policies are rare at medical schools in UK

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:123
  1. Dafydd Fon Williams, Non-principal general practitioner
  1. 30 Harthill Avenue, Leconfield, East Yorkshire HU17 7LN

    EDITOR—The consumption of alcohol and illicit substances is increasing among medical students in the United Kingdom1 and is also excessive among junior house officers.2 These findings emphasise the need for a comprehensive approach towards health promotion in medical schools, with locally negotiated and applied drug and alcohol policies being integrated within this approach. The Working Group on the Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs by Doctors has recommended that every medical school …

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