"Working while in drug treatment"
About: Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Addiction services B70 9PL
Posted by DBDBdbdb (as ),
Whilst in treatment at horizon house I had gained full time employment, straight away this started to cause problems as horizon house is only open during the day and I did not have a lunch break long enough to allow me to attend any of these appointments whilst working, which resulted in me having to take unpaid hours away from work as I hadn't built up any holiday days, unfortunately my employer wasn't helpful and didn't approve of this weekly situation which resulted in disciplinary action, which eventually lead me to drop out of treatment and having to use drugs just to be able to continue work this just is not either ideal or acceptable but a choice I had to make and there really needs to be more support for people in employment and treatment. ie late appointments for doctors and nurse prescription collection appointments at horizon house.