Behaviours to watch for
Both managers and staff need to be aware of behaviours which may
indicate drugs are being used or dealt on the premises.
• Customers making frequent trips in and out of the premises,
particularly with different people.
• Customers who arrive sober but quickly show signs of
impairment inconsistent with their alcohol intake. This may be
caused by mixing drugs and alcohol. Although rare, it is also
important to consider this in the context of possible ‘drink
spiking’. Try to ensure a customer who is clearly impaired leaves
the premises with the friends they arrived with.
If you have real concerns, call the
police. Preserve the glass or bottles the victim was drinking from
as evidence in case further investigation is required.
• Frequent visits to the toilets which may indicate customers
taking or dealing drugs out of sight of staff.
For further information on drugs and the signs of drug use go