Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services Update
We wanted to update everyone on how our service will continue to run during the coming months in relation to COVID-19.
Drug and Alcohol Staff continue to be at work at this time allowing us to continue to offer support to everyone in service.
Face to face appointments have been changed to telephone contact and we will be in a position to offer additional telephone contact to any individuals accessing our service if required.
Our Harm Reduction service continues to operate providing Injecting Equipment and Nyxoid to all those who access this service. They can also be contacted by telephone and offer support to anyone who is concerned about their own or another’s drug or alcohol use. We are also adapting how we engage with individuals who may not be able to access the team as normal due to self-isolation.
Provision of Nyxoid is also continuing across all our teams as we are keen to ensure the safety of all those who we are working with.
Access to Opiate Substitute Treatment remains a priority. We have adapted our assessment process to allow us to deliver this over the telephone and we will ensure that there are no additional barriers to individuals getting into treatment in a timely manner as normal.
We will continue to signpost individuals to additional support services as normal. We have included a list of these numbers/websites below.
Our Homeless nursing team are continuing to work with our Housing Colleagues in supporting individuals who are residing in temporary accommodation or Houses of Multiple Occupancy.
Should you have any concerns about how to access our service during this time please call 01463 716888 and we will give advice.
Alcohol & Drug Contact Numbers & Websites
Beechwood House, Inverness 01463 711355
Drinkline 0800 917 8282
Talk to Frank
www.talktofrank.com 0300 123 6600
www.mind.org.uk 0300 123 393
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) 0800 358 3456
Information, advice & support to children of alcohol-dependent parents concerned with their welfare through a free & confidential telephone and email helpline.
Mental Health Contact Numbers
Samaritans 08457 909090
Breathing Space - Depression & Stress Helpline 0800 83 85 87
Monday to Thursday evenings 6pm – 2am; Friday to Monday evenings 6pm – 6am
Action on Depression - open 11am - 1pm and 2pm-4pm, Mon to Thurs 0808 8022020
CALM - Campaign against Living Miserably
Fighting depression in young men 0800 585858
Living Life – CBT Telephone Support 0800 328 9655
Poppy Scotland (Armed Forces Veterans) 01463 710300
Combat Street – 24 hour helpline www.combatstress.org.uk 0800 138 1619
Mikey’s Line – Lines open 7pm Friday to 7am Monday 0777 9303 303
Text for support helpline for our community
Domestic Abuse Contact Numbers
Inverness Women’s Aid 01463 220719
Ross-Shire Women’s Aid 01349 863568
Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid 0345 408 0151
Lochaber Woman’s Aid 01397 705734
General Contact Numbers
Rape Crisis Scotland 0808 801 0302
Advocacy Highland 01463 233460
Highland Council Money Advice Team 0800 090 1004
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