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We help people with drug and alcohol problems both in their local community and as an inpatient.

If you have concerns about the amount of drugs or alcohol that you or someone you know is misusing, you can self-refer into Brook Place (for drug misuse) or Liverpool Community Alcohol Service, or discuss your concerns with your GP.

If you are in urgent need of help we recommend you contact your GP, call 111 or visit your nearest A&E department. They will be able to help you stay safe and link you into a relevant treatment service so that you can begin your journey to recovery.

If you live in Liverpool and have a problem with using opiates you can be referred to our community drug team at Brook Place. You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you or you can refer yourself by attending the team Monday to Friday or contacting:

Brook Place

Orphan Drive, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L6 7UN

Phone: 0151 330 8260

Brook Place offers a recovery focused service including:

·       Assessment, advice and information

·       Recovery focused approach to care planning and delivery

·       Psychosocial interventions

·       Peer mentors and support

·       Substitute prescribing

·       Community detoxification programmes and referral for inpatient treatment

·       Support and signposting to partnership agencies.

Liverpool Community Alcohol Services (LCAS)

LCAS offers a non-medical, psychosocial intervention for those who experience problem drinking. We can also support with referrals to inpatient detoxification or signpost to community services.

If you need support for alcohol use you can contact LCAS on 0151 471 7784.

Meet our LCAS team by watching the short video below:

Hope Centre inpatient facility

Mersey Care runs the Hope Centre, offering detoxification programmes for those who are unable to detoxify within the community or who have been unsuccessful trying to do so. You cannot self-refer however our teams at LCAS or Brook Place can refer you.

Smithdown Health Park, Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L15 2HE

Phone: 0151 330 8074

Take a tour of the Hope Centre:

Home visits

Home visits are available to service users who are housebound due to physical and/or mental health issues. Home visits can be made to various settings including nursing/care homes, hostels, homes for older people who have mental ill health, and supported accommodation. Home visits cannot be offered to patients by shared care services and are transferred to Brook Place. These set Brook Place apart from other non-statutory drug service providers in the city. 

 

Specialist Drug Services for substance misuers who are pregnant

At Brook Place we also offer an assessment and care package including practical support and advice for pregnant women and those who already have children. We work closely with specialist doctors and enhanced midwives from Liverpool Women’s Hospital as well as close liaison with social services - attending and contributing to child protection conferences.

 

In-Reach clinics

In 2014, we began to deliver specialist in-reach clinics at hostels in Liverpool city centre. Prior to this, hostel residents have, for a number of reasons, had difficulty in engaging with treatment services. Since clinics were set up, and drug treatment has become more accessible to them, more service users have engaged with our service and stay in treatment for longer periods.

 

Face to face appointments

A Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DDR) is part of a Community Order (CO) issued in court to provide offenders with drug treatment to enable them to reduce/stop criminal activity and drug use. We offer weekly (sometimes twice weekly) face to face appointments where clients are tested for drugs/alcohol and engage in psychosocial interventions to address their drug use.

We provide opiate substitute prescribing, group work, access to detoxification and rehabilitation and activity hub services to assist with leisure, employment and educational needs. DRR orders can last between six months and three years. We work in partnership with probation practitioners to ensure clients care needs and sentence requirements are met and we’re now co-located, working in probation offices.

 

18-Month pilot intensive supervision court

This is similar to DDR, but with greater intensity and support to the individual, with the inclusion of the judiciary at Liverpool Crown Court. A partnership is in place between treatment providers, probation, Ministry of Justice and the judiciary who meet regularly, and with the client, to provide treatment to address a range of problematic substance and alcohol use, rather than custodial sentences.

 

Prolific Priority Offenders

They are managed by the Integrated Offender Management Unit and are released from custody on Home Office License with conditions on the license to attend for mandatory drug testing and treatment. Again, this involves close working relationships with probation practitioners. For this client group, failure to engage, and/or positive drug test results, can result in recall to prison for the remainder of their license.

 

 Resources

Lower My Drinking Platform

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Find ways to lower your drinking by downloading the free Lower My Drinking app from App Store or Google Play. 

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