Survey of services John Perrott - APPGITA

Survey of services John Perrott - APPGITA

use of prescription drugs has increased nationally. It is clear some people can develop

problems with the use of certain medicines that have the potential for dependency

and abuse. While historically, problems in relation to POM/OTC medicines have not

been a major

focus of drug treatment policy, national data does suggest that the use of these

medicines are reported as problematic by a significant proportion of the drug

treatment population. We also recognise that dependent drug users may often take

POM/OTC medicines for quite different reasons than the rest of the population, for

example, to enhance the effects of illegal drugs or to manage their after effects. It is

clear that while some people might develop problems from the directed use of these

medicines others can develop problems that stem from their non-directed use.

We will focus on helping both involuntary and illicit addiction.

I hope this sufficiently answers your enquiry but please do not hesitate to contact

Gary Shenton, contact details at the top of the letter, should you require any further


Yours sincerely

Kathy Doran

Chief Executive

NHS Cheshire Warrington Wirral

Pp Alex Dalgarno

Cornwall and Isles Of Scilly PCT YES – discussed on phone with Trevint House and they do provide

services and showed a good understanding of the needs of ITA sufferers. They have 3 offices across the

County, workers in GP’s surgeries, they understand people become housebound due to withdrawal

symptoms and provide home visits and the GPs work with therapeutic volunteers.

I have been sent this information from our Joint Commissioning Manager,Cornwall & Isles of

Scilly Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT)

Some GPs offer supported reduction programmes and Add action do offer support. Their

Central office is:

Trevint House

Strangways Villas

Truro, TR1 2PA

01872 263001

I don't know if you have discussed this with your GP?, but you might like to give Trevint

House a ring to see if they are able to help.

Best wishes

Wendy PALS Team

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

County Durham PCT YES – I spoke with Katharine Humby and the Community Drugs Team works closely

with Mind and also NECA in their 7 treatment services

Thank you for your email.

It is difficult to comment or provide advice to you on the basis of the information provided.

Can I suggest that you contact PALS on freephone 0800 195 7998 in order that we can

discuss your query in more detail.

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