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Help with Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol Abuse

Help, information and advice about alcohol abuse is available by contacting the Community Mental Health Team, Stromness Town House on 01856 852110.

Specialist Support

We have one full time alcohol specialist nurse, two full time support workers and a support worker is based in Orkney Islands Property development.

The Home Support Team can provide support if your tenancy is in difficulty as a result of alcohol misuse. Staff who work with people who have alcohol abuse issues are offered joint training.

Further information is available from, CAMHS, Orkney Health and Care on Telephone: 01856 873535.

Detoxification

Acute alcohol detoxification is available at the Balfour Hospital, Home detoxification is provided by the alcohol specialist nurse and support workers and specialist off island residential detoxification is available.

Further information is available from the NHS Orkney website that can be found within the Related Sites section.

Assessment and Care Management

Assessments are available to people over the age of 18 and their carers. The process involves discussing your views and needs to determine what services you may need. A care plan will be made as an outcome of this assessment which details what services and informal support will be provided to meet your needs.

Further information is available from Orkney Health and Care Tel: 01856 873535, NHS Orkney and Crossroads Orkney.

Other Alcohol Abuse Contacts

  • Drinkline – the National Alcohol Helpline Tel: 0800 9178 282
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Tel: 0845 769 7555. See Related Sites for website link.
  • Orkney Counselling and Support Centre, The Strynd, Kirkwall – Tel: 01856 873937
  • Health Promotion Service, Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall – Tel: 01856 888084
  • OADP (Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership) – Tel: 01856 888116
  • Boozebusters - Orkney. See Related Sites for website link.
  • Orkney Alcohol Counselling and Advisory Service. See Related Sites for website link.

Drug Abuse

Help, information and advice with drug abuse is available from the department by contacting the Community Mental Health Team, Stromness Town House.

Other drug abuse contacts:

  • National Drugs Helpline - Telephone: 0800 776 600
  • Health Promotion Service, Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall – Tel: 01856 888084
  • OADP (Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership) – Tel: 01856 888116