Your initial assessment will be on the phone. We will then invite you into our friendly Brighton and Hove service for a full comprehensive assessment. After this we will help you to decide the right route to your recovery goals. Your journey might include:
1 to 1 support
A major part of our service is 1 to 1 support. You will be matched with a Recover Co-ordinator who you will meet with regularly. Together with them you will develop a care plan which will help you set and reach your recovery goals.
We run a variety of groups every day of the working week. Some are geared towards established methods to recovery such as the 12 Step Fellowship (Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous etc.). However, if they are not for you, there are plenty of alternatives. You can find out more below or discuss the options available to you with your Recovery Co-ordinator.
If you are unsure where to begin, a good place to try is the Start here Group.
Support with drugs
Needle exchange programs are places where you can get new, clean injecting equipment and advice for staying safe. You can also return any used equipment so that it can be safely disposed of.
We also offer a needle exchange service by post, with the option of discrete packaging, for free.
Use the code:
11 40 00 58 22
If you are using medication to help with your recovery this is called Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT).
The medicines that we offer are Methadone, Buprenorphine and Buvidal Therapy. The prescribing clinician will work with you to choose the best medication to suit your needs.
These medications can replace street drug use and will help to prevent relapse, reduce withdrawal symptoms and provide you with long term benefits of improved health.
When you first start your prescription, you will need to go to your pharmacy on a daily basis. Your prescription will need to be reviewed if you miss doses.
If you are planning on travelling we will need 4 weeks notice to help ensure your treatment can continue.
Support with alcohol
If you are drinking alcohol every day and notice unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you are not drinking, please do not stop drinking suddenly. This can cause extremely harmful withdrawal symptoms.
A detox will help you to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably. You can find out more about how detox works and what is involved by clicking the link below:What is a detox?