If you are concerned about your drinking or drug use we can support you. We offer:
It may seem like recovering from addiction is an unachievable goal. But remember, everyone who has gone through recovery has felt like that. We are here to support you and help you put any problems you may have with drugs and alcohol behind you.
We will support you to manage and/or reduce your drinking or drug use. We won’t try to force you to stop completely but we will help you to do this if you decide this is what you want, or if you want to do this at a later stage.
There are plenty of opportunities for service users to get involved in the development and delivery of our services. We work closely with the Wolverhampton Service User Involvement Team to support our commitment to service user involvement.
When you phone or drop in to our service you will speak to the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team which handles all referrals. Our SPOC team includes practitioners and support workers. This team will be able to answer any questions about drinking or drug misuse, treatment and recovery. We will assess your needs and make sure you access the most appropriate kind of support quickly. If necessary the SPOC team can make brief interventions. Brief interventions will assess your level of alcohol or substance use and support you to make changes to reduce your use or reduce the level of harm caused by your use. If you require further treatment the SPOC team will make you a Welcome to Recovery appointment.
Your Welcome to Recovery meeting will take place on a Monday, a Wednesday or a Thursday and an assessment will be arranged for you for the following day. If you do not attend this meeting you will be offered another appointment. If you do not attend that appointment then you will need to refer yourself to the service again. During a Welcome to Recovery meeting we will explain what is expected of you and what you can expect from us.
We will assess your level of use, conduct a physical health check and a risk assessment. We can then:
If you have complex mental health needs, your level of drinking is high or dangerous, your drug use is chaotic, you are using multiple or less common drugs or you are pregnant then you will be referred to our clinical team.
The clinical team includes a consultant psychiatrist, two specialist GPs, medical and non-medical prescribers, mental health nurses and dedicated drug workers. You will usually have the same prescriber throughout your time with us. However, if your needs change and another prescriber is better suited to meet your needs then this can be arranged.
We can support you to overcome the physical or psychological symptoms of addiction.
You will need to attend three sessions pre-detox and three sessions post-detox. These sessions are an opportunity to discuss your expectations and ways to minimise the negative effects of detox.
The enterprise team includes clinical nurses, key workers, support workers and volunteers.
We can support you to reduce your use or stop completely.
The specialist alcohol team includes alcohol liaison nurses based in hospitals.
We support people with acute or serious alcohol issues with detox in hospital. We then refer individuals to other Recovery Near You teams if necessary.