April 4, 2012 8.00 am This story is over 139 months old

County gets new drug and alcohol advice service

New help: A renewed NHS service will be helping those recovering from alcohol or drug abuse in Lincolnshire.

A new service is available in Lincolnshire, aiming to help residents deal with drugs or alcohol problems.

The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Team (DART) from the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will provide sufferers with a range of support and advice.

DART team leader, Nige Dixon, said: “The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Team will provide a service to anyone that wants help for a drug or alcohol problem.

“People can refer themselves, or if they don’t feel confident enough to do so, can ask someone they have contact with such as a GP, health worker, probation officer or Jobcentre Plus adviser to refer on their behalf.

The team altered they way in which they operate due to changes within national guidance on how to support drug and alcohol related issues.

“There are a wide variety of things we can do to help, and it may take a combination of these depending on individual needs, he added.

“All of our treatments offer people practical support in regaining control of their life and re-building a social support network which can help continue to support them once they feel they no longer need the service.”

Anyone using the current recovery service will be automatically transferred to the new service.

Source: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | Photo: Baynham Goredema