Community Addiction Services are now delivered within East, North and South Health and Social Care Partnership areas. We now also have a facility within Woodland View at Ayrshire Central Hospital and an Ayrshire-wide Prevention and Service Support Team.
We offer a number of different interventions including:
In North Ayrshire, the NHS and North Ayrshire Council Addiction teams merged in May 2016 to become an integrated North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS). In addition to the interventions detailed above, the service also offers:
These services are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside these times contact NHS24 on 111
Ward 5 (Addiction facility), Woodland View, Ayrshire Central Hospital
Ward 5 is a residential unit, which provides a specialist service for residents of Ayrshire and Arran over the age of 16, who have an alcohol and/or drug problem and mental health issues. The ward has 10 beds for residential care (five for rehabilitation and five for detoxification) with an additional eight day care places available.
Ward 5 provides a flexible service based on the needs of each individual person. The main treatment is through one-to-one support and group work, with each workshop designed to support each person on their road to recovery.
Treatments available consist of:
Prevention and Service Support Team (PSST)
Improving knowledge of addictions through education and training.
The PSST provide a range of courses related to drugs and alcohol as well as support and access to a range of prevention activities across Ayrshire. The training and support provided is offered through an addiction training calendar which provides structured planned courses throughout the year and through the development of eLearning packages. Additional training is delivered as requested from individual services and areas. This approach allows for a flexible response to the individual needs of the local areas and to deliver against national and local initiatives and drivers.
The team also provides support, co-ordination and facilitation for campaigns and initiatives which support national and local agreed targets and service developments. These include Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABI) and the individual NHS, Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) sub-groups and work streams the team support.
The team is also responsible for the co-ordination of service development activity across NHS Ayrshire & Arran Addiction Services. This involves local and national reporting of activity, benchmarking and identification of best practice and agreed standards of care, risk management, clinical and non-clinical audit and review and support to service development initiatives across Addiction Services
Addictions training information