Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service

Welcome to the Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service  for Dumfries and Galloway

Who are we?

Our team consists of trained professionals with expertise in nursing, medical, social work, occupational therapy, outreach work, administration and support staff.

Service Profile

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In the Know - Spring 2014 
In the Know - Winter 2015 
In the Know - Summer 2016

In the Know - Summer/Autumn 2017
In the Know - Winter 2017

What do we do?

Working in partnership with Alcohol and Drug Support – South West Scotland and Addaction we offer a comprehensive service to people over age 18 years and over who have a dependency or complex problems related to alcohol or drug use.

 What type of help can you expect?

A full assessment of your physical, psychological and social needs

A plan of care tailored individually to your needs, drawn up and agreed by you and an identified member of the team who will be responsible for the management and evaluation of your care

In order to meet the needs of a rural area we also have a team of community nurses and medical staff available in local clinics across the region

 Examples of treatments available include:

  • Detoxification
  • Medication
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Occupational therapy
  • Blood Borne Virus – counselling, testing and immunisation
  • Assessment and referral to residential rehabilitation

Drug and Alcohol Service Annual Report 2010-11
Drug and Alcohol Service Annual Report 2012-13
Drug and Alcohol Service Annual Report 2013-14
Drug and Alcohol Service Annual Report 2015-16 
Drug and Alcohol Service Annual Report 2016-17

How to get in touch

We have two bases in the Region at:

Dumfries
Lochfield Road Primary Care Centre, 12 - 28 Lochfield Road, Dumfries DG2 9BH - Google Map
Telephone number 01387 244555
 
Newton Stewart
Masonfield Centre, Newton Stewart HC, Creebridge, Newton Stewart, DG8 6NR - Google Map
Telephone number 01671 402548
 
Hours of business are:

Mon – Fri 8.30a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

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Service Philosophy

The Specialist Service adopts an evidence based approach to treating drug and alcohol problems and views treatment as a key part of the Recovery Pathway.

Recovery plans are agreed and developed with the service users to address identified needs (physical, psychological and social).
We are committed to developing an integrated care model of service delivery in partnership with other agencies in the statutory, non-statutory and independent sectors, to better provide a more client-centred service. Our main partners are:

  • Addaction
  • Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland
  • Health Service Primary Care
  • LGBT CharterSocial Work (Criminal Justice, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders, Children & Families, Adult Services)
  • Mental Health Service 
  • Apex

The service has achieved the LGBT Gold Charter of Rights.

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