Our Wolverhampton service works in partnership with Nacro and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and is called Recovery Near You.
If you are concerned about your drinking or drug use, we can support you. We offer:
- expert, friendly advice and support
- one-to-one and group sessions
- vaccinations and testing for blood-borne viruses
- a needle exchange scheme
- help with reducing your drinking or drug use or stopping completely
- support for families and friends
- signposting to other agencies including housing, education and employment support services.
Our Recovery Near You teams are:
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.
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.
Once you have been assessed, our enterprise team will help you to address your drug and alcohol problems. The enterprise team includes clinical nurses, key workers, support workers and volunteers. We can support you to reduce your use or stop completely.
Specialist alcohol team
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.
Young People’s Team
Our Young people’s team is called Wolverhampton 360, for more information see their page here