Community Drug and Alcohol Team

This aspect of the service offers prescribing and psychological interventions to support service users in their recovery and has permanent bases in Goole, Bridlington and Hull.

The service also offers satellite clinics in other areas to ensure that those who need the service are able to access it.

The Team

The team works with patients who have primary drug or alcohol problems necessitating substitute prescribing and/or medical detoxifications.

The main components of this aspect of the service are:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Case management
  • Substitute prescribing (titration and maintenance)
  • Structured community detoxification
  • Screen and assessment of co-morbid mental health problems
  • Liaison and joint working with mental health services
  • Advice and consultation to other professionals, e.g. Social Services, housing and acute hospital
  • Facilitate access to other services, e.g. residential rehabilitation, inpatient care, mental health services etc.

The team also works within GP practices within a ‘shared care’ protocol approach.

Addiction workers support prescribing GPs with the management of their own practice patients who are experiencing problems with drug or alcohol use. This approach increases the number of locations across the area where drug and alcohol services are available to local people.

Interventions include:

  • Case management
  • Substitute prescribing (titration and maintenance)
  • Preparation for detoxification
  • Harm minimisation
  • Monitoring of treatment progress
  • Liaison with other professionals/agencies, i.e. children and families, Social Services, housing, generic mental health services