I would think it would depend on what the drugs were, wouldn't you? How many times have you driven home, dropped your scrubs
only to discover a plavix in it's wrapper, a tylenol, an alchy prep, a syringe for flush etc. ? Show of hands here.... I sure have. Am I going to turn myself in to my DON ?
I actually placed a used MS vial in my scrub pocket after drawing it up and administering it during a particularly hectic situation and it STILL HAD MS LIQUID IN IT!!!! OH MY GOD!!!
Would I get busted for this? Doubt it. I threw it in a dumpster. I am aware of nurses who have subbed NS for MS in a vial, don't know them personally but I bet there are systems in place for professionals who have addiction issues.