The Drug Intervention Programme is designed to engage drug using offenders into drug treatment by intervening at every stage of the criminal justice system. Providing a service which can facilitate lifestyle changes whilst motivating service users to reduce the risk of drug use and drug related crime.
Drug users can either self refer into this service by making a phone call or by making an appointment in person.
They can also be referred by an external agency such as a CARAT worker, Probation officer, Drug outreach worker, or GP.
After the initial contact the service user will receive an appointment for an assessment (usually within 48 hours).
The assessment will be with one of our friendly, professional drugs workers and will tend to take about 45 minutes.
There the service users can discuss the different options that are available to them which will include looking at a range of medicinal and psycho-social treatment options when appropriate.
Then if the service user decides that they are happy with the service they will be able to engage regularly and receive treatment tailored to their individual needs.
If you want to find out more about drug intervention, you might find the following sites useful.
No 4 The Carronades, New Road Southampton, SO14 0AA
Office: 02380 881 409
Out of hours: 0800 389 0420
Fax: 02380 638 257
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