There are a range of drug and alcohol treatment services, which aim to help individuals recover from drug and alcohol addictions available, both locally within Shropshire, as well as nationally.
Services available locally provide:
Assessments - An opportunity to talk through your problems and to find out how the team may be able to help you. Please allow up to an hour for this first appointment.
Counselling - For those who want to look at the underlying reasons for their substance misuse and make positive changes.
Detoxification - The CSMT can arrange a referral for in-patient detoxification at a specialist unit. Home detoxification is also available after assessment.
Substitute Prescribing - For those looking to stabilise and reduce their drug use with the aim of becoming drug free.
Needle Exchange - For those injecting drugs our needle exchange at Crown House can offer sterile needles, syringes, citric acid, sharps boxes, injecting and related health advice.
Advice and Information - Leaflets for general health advice; drugs and alcohol information; safe injecting; sexual health. You can speak to a member of the team on any of these issues or other matters that may be worrying you.
Residential Rehabilitation - If you can't deal with your problems in the community, the CSMT can talk to you about staying at a residential rehabilitation unit. These units offer programmes of specialist therapy and care lasting 6 to 12 months.
Probation Clinic - This is a clinic which offers support for people who have a drug problem and are on probation or who have recently left prison.
Midwife Service - For people who are pregnant
Group work – a supportive environment with people who share a common experience, led by team workers with experience and training in group work.
Please follow the links on this page for further information.
Support for issues around drugs
Within Shropshire, drug treatment and support can be provided by:
- Shropshire Community Substance Misuse Team
- Narcotics Anonymous
Further information and advice on drugs can be found on the following websites:
- The National Treatment Agency
Support for issues around alcohol
Within Shropshire, alcohol treatment and support can be provided by:
- Impact Alcohol and Addictions Services
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Further information and advice on alcohol can be found on the following websites:
- Alcohol Concern
Support for Young People
Within Shropshire, drug and alcohol treatment and support for young people is provided by:
- The Shropshire Young People Substance Misuse Team
Further information and advice on drugs and alcohol for young peoples can be found on the following websites:
- The Site