Bourtreehill Medical Practice Cheviot Way, Bourtreehill, Ayrshire, KA11 1JU | Tel: 01294 211993

Misusing Drugs

All patients receiving prescriptions for drugs of dependency will be expected to make planned reductions in their use with the ultimate aim to stop them altogether. Practice policy is that drugs of dependency will not routinely be prescribed, and that drug dependency problems are treated in conjunction with NHS Ayrshire and Arran addiction services.

  • If you are not already attending this service you will be referred to it.
  • We are guided in your treatment by this service for any prescribing appropriate to your drug problem. 
  • If it is deemed appropriate by us and the addiction services prescribed medication may be given from the surgery. 
  • This will be supplied with the instructions that the medication be issued by the pharmacist in 3 day quantities. 
  • At no time will these instructions be altered. 
  • If you go on holiday or have to be in another area you will be given a letter detailing your treatment. You should register temporarily with a doctor in that area and hand the letter in to that surgery. 
  • You will be expected to attend the same doctor for treatment here at the surgery on an appointment basis. 
  • An emergency appointment for drug prescriptions is not acceptable. 
  • You are responsible for the prescriptions you are given. 
  • Lost or stolen prescriptions will not be reissued. 
  • Unauthorised alteration or tampering of prescriptions is a criminal offence and will result in police action.