Please do not attend the services unless you are specifically asked to do so and have no symptoms of coronavirus (cough and or high temperature)
Update 13 July 2020
- We continue to provide treatment and support to patients who are currently open to the services.
- Face to face contact will only be carried out where considered essential and for all others, telephone support or Attend Anywhere appointments will be provided. This can be arranged with the Care Manager.
- Addiction staff will deliver prescriptions to pharmacies where necessary.
- Patients who are self isolating or shielding are asked to nominate a responsible person to collect medication from the pharmacy. Where none can be identified, addictions staff will collect and deliver. To help to reduce the burden on pharmacies, supervision of medication at some pharmacies has been reduced. Where appropriate the length of prescriptions has been extended. This also applies to patients receiving alcohol protective medications.
- Patients are advised to self refer over the phone and not attend the services in person, unless they are asked to do so.
- New patient referrals will receive treatment based on assessment. Individuals who are not receiving treatment at this time will be offered support until such times as treatment can be provided.
- Community based detoxification from alcohol may be initiated if assessed as safe to do so; otherwise patients will be referred for inpatient detox.
- Needle exchange services remain operational at both sites.
- Hepatitis C treatment will be continued for patients currently undergoing treatment. New patient referrals will be offered assessment at a later date.
Support is also available from the below:
AA - 24 hr helpline - 0800 9177650
Narcotics Anonymous – 0300 999 1212
Cocaine Anonymous – 0141 959 6363
DrinkLine – 0800 7314 314
Breathing Space – 0800 83 8587
Samaritans – 116 123