Community Drug and Alcohol Team

East Riding

The Community Drug and Alcohol Team provides an overarching case management service for people requiring medium to long term support. This includes; prescribing and psychological interventions alongside a short term intensive programme (ART) and Aftercare. It has permanent bases in Goole, Bridlington and Hull and works in Primary Care. It also offers satellite clinics in other areas to ensure that those who need the service are able to access it.

Community Drug and Alcohol Team

This aspect of the service offers prescribing and psychological interventions to support service users in their recovery and has permanent bases in Goole, Bridlington and Hull. It also offers satellite clinics in other areas to ensure that those who need the service are able to access it.

The team works with patients who have primary drug or alcohol problems necessitating substitute prescribing and/or medical detoxifications.

The main components of this aspect of the service are:

  • Assessment
  • Case management
  • A range of psychosocial interventions including
    • Cognitive-behavioural approaches
    • Coping skills
    • Relapse prevention therapy
    • Motivational interventions
    • ITEP (International Treatment Effectiveness Project)
    • Family support
  • One to one key working
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Community detoxification
  • Screen and assessment of mental health problems
  • Liaison and joint working with other professionals/services including:
    • mental health
    • social services
    • housing
  • Advice and consultation to other professionals
  • Facilitate access to other services including residential rehabilitation, inpatient detoxification and mental health services.

Primary Care

The team also works within GP practices within a ‘shared care’ protocol approach.

Addiction workers support prescribing GPs with the management of their own practice patients who are experiencing problems with drug or alcohol use. This approach increases the number of locations across the area where drug and alcohol services are available to local people.

Interventions include:

  • Case management
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Preparation for detoxification
  • Harm minimisation
  • Monitoring of treatment progress
  • Liaison with other professionals/agencies, i.e. children and families, Social Services, housing, generic mental health services

Addictions Recovery Treatment (ART)

The service is delivered from Baker Street  in Hull. The service offers intensive treatment options for clients presenting with complex issues requiring highly structured treatment within a community setting. Referrals are received from East Riding Partnership, Mental Health Services, Maternity and other acute trust services.

Treatment interventions offered include:

  • Community detoxification from alcohol
  • Daily titration of medication through the use of on-site pharmacology
  • Intensive clinic-based detoxification programmes
  • Structured psychosocial interventions
  • Mental health assessment
  • Benzodiazepine stabilisation and detoxification
  • Buprenorphine induction and withdrawal
  • Methadone detoxification programmes
  • Methadone maintenance
  • Onward referral to Blood-borne Virus (BBV) services
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing
  • Relapse prevention medication e.g. Naltrexone
  • Naloxone provision and training

For more information Tel: 01482 336675


Community Drug and Alcohol Team


Structured aftercare support is offered on a one-to-one basis across a 12-week timeframe.

This aspect of the service works to ensure that service users have the social and psychological skills in place to manage their own recovery. The service focuses on ensuring people successfully reintegrate into the community based on the development of community based support networks and accessing community based assets.

The work is recovery-focused and person-centred, looking at every aspect of a service user’s life and planning to ensure their needs are fully met


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