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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services update

We would like to provide assurance that alcohol and drug services in each locality across Greater Glasgow and Clyde continue to operate, but in light of the current situation, we have had to change the way in which we deliver these services.

Our priority is to deliver the following:

  • Retain service users in treatment, including prescribed medications
  • Support service users with social distancing, self-isolation and shielding when appropriate
  • Maintain contact in the context of reduced face-to-face appointments and social isolation
  • Safeguard delivery of life-saving clinical treatments
  • Provide support to new service users who are most in need

Current arrangements:

Due to the situation our total number of bases has reduced and some have had to relocate. Like many other health and social care services, we are minimising face-to-face contact at present. However, we will continue to be accessible through telephone and can arrange to see our service users as and when is required and possible.

During this time key-workers and care managers will strive to maintain service user contact via regular telephone checks.

Details of local services are included in the contact table below.

Prescription duration and collection arrangements may change based on individual assessments, and prescriptions are being delivered direct to pharmacies.

If you are a patient of our services, you can help us by:

  • NOT presenting at the services in person for the moment unless you have been invited to do so by a staff member
  • Phoning your service with any queries about your alcohol and/or drug treatment and care. However, please keep this for when you really need it as we have a significantly reduced capacity in our teams at the moment
  • Informing us as quickly as possible if you are in self-isolation because you or a household member is symptomatic and if this results in you not being able to attend the pharmacy. We will do our best to make arrangements for your treatment to be delivered
  • Cooperating with the different local arrangements in your pharmacies
    Ensuring you take your treatment as it is prescribed

If you are seeking support for alcohol and drug problems, or are a concerned family member/carer, you should phone your local service (numbers below) in the first instance to discuss what support they can offer you in the current situation.

Injecting Equipment Provision and Naloxone:

  • All IEP pharmacies continue to provide injecting equipment, foil and Naloxone. Please take away enough to last you a week or two, if you can
  • The mobile van remains active and is located in Glasgow city centre at Cadogan Street every evening
  • The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is also open 24 hours for needle exchange

If an overdose occurs it is likely an ambulance will take longer to arrive, so you need to have Naloxone with you at all times.

IEP sites can be located using:

http://www.needleexchange.scot

Pharmacies:

You can still collect prescriptions and IEP equipment from pharmacies, however, pharmacy services are restricted on the number of people allowed into the pharmacy at any one time. Please be patient, respect staff and other patients, and maintain two metre social distancing at all times.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services contact details:

  • Drug Court Team - 0141 274 6000
  • East Dunbartonshire - 0141 232 8211
  • East Renfrewshire - 0141 577 4685
  • Glasgow North East ADRS - 0141 565 0200
  • Glasgow North West ADRS - 0141 800 0670
  • Glasgow South ADRS - 0141 420 8100
  • Homeless Addiction Team - 0141 553 2807
  • Inverclyde Drug Services - 01475 715 353
  • Leven Addiction Services - 01389 812 018
  • Renfrewshire ADRS - 0300 300 1199 (no 2)
  • West Dunbartonshire - 01389 812 018

Further information is available on the HSCP websites and HSCP Twitter accounts.

You can also follow updates from NHSGGC on our Twitter account at: www.twitter.com/nhsggc

The following links also provide useful information:

 

Glasgow Recovery Communities: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Glasgow Recovery Community cafes, groups and initiatives are

suspended until further notice.

We are providing continued support via telephone and on-line services.

Service

Contact

 

North West Recovery Community

nwrc-glasgow.co.uk

 

 

0141 328 4578

07590 440861

North East Recovery Community

North-East-Recovery-Community.co.uk

         

0141 556 3951

07970 651103        

 

South Community Recovery Network

scrn-recovery.co.uk

 

0141 429 8181

07383 868129        

 

North West Recovery Hub

North East Recovery Hub    

 

0808 178 5901

0808 164 4261

 

South Recovery Hub

 

0141 423 5872

On-line support Services

We are providing on-line check-ins and recovery meetings through GOOGLE MEET on-line. Contact your local recovery community for details.

Check-ins                    10:00 am      Monday - Sunday

Recovery Meetings       2:00 pm      Monday - Sunday

Additional on-line support:

Psychcentral SMART, Mutual Aid, N/A, A/A

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/sex/2020/03/online-addiction-recovery-resources-for-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/#.XnCbOZWM33U.facebook

A/A on-line   http://www.aa.org/

N/A on-line   http://www.na.org/

In The Rooms free online recovery tool offering 130 weekly online meetings:

12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health.

https://www.intherooms.com/home/

The Recovery Consultants

https://www.facebook.com/therecoveryconsultants/

Last Updated: 19 May 2020