Wolverhampton Substance Misuse Service
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Young people: 0300 123 3360

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Medical language explained

Brief intervention: Technique to promote awareness and initiate behaviour change in Drug or Alcohol use.

BTEI: Birmingham Treatment Effectiveness Initiative; provides a structure to the delivery of treatment using the ‘Routes to Recovery’ manual and toolkit.

Did Not Attend (DNA) policy: Agreed process by which each Keyworker and client is aware of to promote engagement and ensure that contact is made regularly with each other.

Early Help (0-5/5-18 years): Work closely with a range of services and other partners to provide targeted support to children, young people and families.

FAMA: Facilitating access to mutual aid; 3 stage model to i) Introduce individuals to mutual aid ii) encourage participation in mutual aid and iii) take an interest in an individual’s experience. (Mutual aid: peer-led groups championed by those who are making positive progress in their recovery journey).

Motivational interviewing: Goal-orientated and client-centred approach to elicit and promote health behaviour change

Mutual aid groups: Voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit, for instance Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous.

NDTMS: National Drug Treatment Monitoring System; collects, collates and analyses information from and for those involved in the drug treatment sector.

Psychosocial interventions: One-to-one and group sessions-based on counselling techniques to promote health behaviour change.

Recovery capital: An individual’s resources and skills that can help promote recovery.

Recovery champions: Individuals who are in recovery and sustaining it successfully and are championing that it is possible through acting as mentors.

Recovery support: During and following psychosocial support, service users enter into and plan care and well-being, remove barriers to recovery, stay engaged in the recovery process, and live full lives in communities of their choice.

SMART: Self Management and Recovery Training; self-empowering addiction recovery support group and an alternative to 12-step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Part of the mutual aid family.

Structured modality: Model of care provided by treatment service. Structured modality offers psychosocial and pharmacological interventions using motivational interviewing and BTEI.

TAF: Team Around the Family; multi-agency meeting organised under Social Care to identify support needs to promote the well-being and safeguard the development of the child in the family and family unit.

TOP: Treatment Outcomes Profile; measures change and progress in key areas of the lives of people being treated in your drug and alcohol services.