Durham and Darlington Community Teams

Community substance misuse is a confidential, multi-agency service for adults (aged 18 years and over) experiencing substance misuse difficulties. The aim of the service is to provide harm minimisation, treatment and recovery for all service users.

The community substance misuse teams provide a range of services including:

About the service

Community substance misuse is a confidential, multi-agency service for adults (aged 18 years and over) experiencing substance misuse difficulties. The aim of the service is to provide harm minimisation, treatment and recovery for all service users.

The community substance misuse teams provide a range of services including:

  • Comprehensive assessment and an allocated recovery co-ordinator
  • Substitute prescribing
  • Needle exchange and harm minimisation
  • Advice and support
  • Blood bourne virus screening and Hepatitis A and B vaccination programmes
  • Drug screening
  • Sexual health advice
  • Psychosocial interventions (PSI)
  • Outreach service and satellite clinics
  • Service user groups
  • Support with social care issues and housing support
  • Doctor and nurse appointments and reviews
  • Recovery co-ordination
  • Complementary therapies including relaxation and auricular acupuncture.

The teams

The community substance misuse teams include:

  • Substance misuse nurses
  • Independent nurse prescribers
  • Harm minimisation nurses
  • Doctors and consultant psychiatrists specialising in addictions
  • Social workers
  • Probation workers
  • PSI workers
  • Drug intervention programme (DIP) workers
  • Support workers
  • Complementary therapists.

Opening Hours

Monday

9am–7pm

Tuesday

9am – 5pm

Wednesday

9am – 5pm

Thursday

9am–7pm

Friday

9am – 5pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Early May Bank Holiday 9am–7pm