The Substance misuse service is an area wide service based at Stirling Community Hospital. There are outpatient clinics held in numerous venues throughout Forth Valley.
Currently there is a redesign of the service in place that intends to make the service more responsive to patient need within Forth Valley.
The service comprises of treatment services for people experiencing drugs and/or alcohol problems. The service adopts a multi disciplinary approach with medical, nursing and allied professional input.
Part of the redesign has been to focus on more liaison and collaboration with the non statutory bodies within Forth Valley. A more integrated, cohesive approach will enable a more seamless journey of care for the patient.
Telephone: 01786 483131
Fax: 01786 434433
Telephone: 01786 483148
Fax: 01786 434433
Substance misuse Service, Stirling Community Hospital, Livilands, Stirling, FK8 2AU, 01786 434433
The substance misuse team within Forth Valley NHS is an integral part of the wider area approach to the challenges of substance misuse. It is divided into two teams based on geographical area (Stirling area & falkirk area). The majority of referrals come from the GP although other sources of referral come from other services e.g. Signpost.
The service offers, to those referred,a specialist assessment of an individual’s substance misuse problems. From here staff can offer information on appropriate treatment pathways or advice and signposting to other services. For instance, alcohol detoxification programmes can be offered as outpatient or inpatient pending on a mutually agreed pathway by patient and the service.
Further, there is specialist medical assessment available from consultant psychiatrists, specialist doctors and psychology.
The service offers out patient clinic based appointments on a Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm basis. Each fortnight an evening clinic can be accessed by appointment in each area.