Our pharmacist works in community pharmacy. She has been on the GPhC register for 20 years. She has been working in community pharmacy all this time for a number of companies. At the moment she works in a rural pharmacy and has hitherto had an unblemished professional and employment history.
She has enjoyed alcohol over the years. She feels like she ‘deserves’ a drink on a Friday and Saturday night.
We join her on a Saturday evening after working in the pharmacy all day. On the way home from work she picks up three bottles of white wine. On returning home she immediately pours a glass from one of the bottles and puts the others in the fridge.
She drinks all three bottles and falls asleep on her couch. She has always struggled to control the amount she drinks and most weekends will drink to excess.