It does exactly what it says on the tin – Recovery Coordinators coordinate recovery! They listen and provide support. They can refer within the service, or to external services in the community. This can cover anything from housing, to mental health, to education.
Service Users engaging on the programme receive support from a multi-disciplinary team, including ResoLUTiONs nurses who oversee the Service Users’ physical health; Assistant Psychologists who deliver the psychosocial interventions, and Recovery Champions who deliver acupuncture throughout the programme alongside support across the second week to ease the transition to an aftercare setting.
It is important that anyone who injects drugs does so in a safe and sanitary manner to reduce the risk of infection and blood-borne viruses (BBV). We offer a free, in-house needle exchange program for those who inject drugs. This includes:
- a variety of syringes
- a lock-box for you to take home which keeps your drugs and paraphernalia from children’s reach
- Naloxone – a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, and prevent death if used within a short period following an opioid overdose. Read more about Naloxone here, and contact us if you’d like a ten minute training session and a kit of your own.
- Safer injecting (please download our leaflet for more information)
Our Hospital Liaison team enhances the quality and efficiency of services for patients with substance misuse problems in hospital. They provide engagement, referrals, information, and appropriate treatment. Early engagement is proven to minimise complications.
We assist those who are moving through the criminal justice system, and need help with their alcohol and drugs misuse, setting them on the path to recovery and desistance. We support and work alongside CRC Bench and the MPS Probation. We work out of police custody, supporting people after arrest to move them into fast-track treatment. We work with all prisons across the country, supporting Service Users back into community drug and alcohol treatment upon release from prison. Our ultimate aim is to reduce reoffending.