Drink and Drugs News DDN May 2020 (1) | Page 18

SERVICES CLOSE TO HOME We have 8 rooms immediately available in our CQC registered Aspinden Wood Centre for People with long term alcohol addiction Delphi Medical opens Lancashire’s first private community-based alcohol detox service A n innovative new community detox service, the first of its kind to be offered in Lancashire, has been launched to help people recover from alcohol dependency without having to disrupt their everyday lives or stay away from home. The private community detox service is being delivered by Delphi Medical from their detox centre, the Pavilion, based near Lancaster. It’s hoped that the addition of home- based detox and drop-in support will remove barriers and open up support services to an even wider audience. As the UK approaches its second month in lockdown, people are continuing to adjust. While some have readily adapted to the ‘new normal’, others have struggled to cope. According to research published by Alcohol Change UK, one in five people have reported an increase in alcohol consumption following the onset of lockdown (see news, page 5). For some, lockdown coping strategies may have instigated or exacerbated a pattern of alcohol use that could spiral into dependence. Dependence, no matter how mild, can be difficult to overcome alone. Detox programmes, such as those offered by Delphi Medical, provide structured support to help individuals overcome dependence in a safe and enduring manner. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced providers to adapt their service, support remains available for those concerned about their own, or a loved one’s, pattern Male & Female rooms available, Flexible lengths of stay. Health & Wellbeing support, Personal Care (if required). Aspinden Wood follows a Harm Reduction Model regarding Alcohol Consumption Onsite. The private community detox service is being delivered by Delphi Medical from their detox centre, the Pavilion of alcohol use. Community-based detox provides a viable alternative to traditional programmes for those who can’t access residential detox due to family or work commitments, or who simply require additional flexibility. Unlike traditional residential detox programmes, community detox allows participants to receive treatment with minimal impact on their everyday lives. The programme offers clinical and therapeutic treatments that guide participants through the stages of withdrawal and set them on the road to recovery. ‘We believe the introduction of our private community-based alcohol detox programme will allow us to support even more individuals within the local community,’ said Delphi Medical’s company lead, Emma Knape. ‘We’re proud to be one of the first providers in the North West to make this treatment available and hope that, when combined with our diverse support services, this will allow us to help even more people to overcome addiction.’ If you’re concerned about your alcohol consumption or that of a relative or loved one, you can contact Delphi Medical on 01524 39375 or email [email protected] 18 • DRINK AND DRUGS NEWS • MAY 2020 To find out more.please contact: [email protected] DDN DIARY DATES Webinars, podcasts, online support, training, events and more... See what’s on when at www.drinkanddrugsnews.com/diary-dates WWW.DRINKANDDRUGSNEWS.COM