The Substance Misuse Service is an area wide service based between Stirling and Falkirk Community Hospitals. There are outpatient clinics held in numerous venues throughout 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, psychological and allied professional input.
Clinical Nurse Manager
Phone: 01786 434430 or 01324 673670
Phone: 01786 454760
Substance Misuse Service, Stirling Community Hospital, Livilands, Stirling, FK8 2AU, 01786 434433
Substance Misuse Service, Falkirk Community Hospital, Falkirk, FK1 5SU, 01324 673670
The substance misuse team within NHS Forth Valley 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 9.30am to 5pm basis. Each fortnight an evening clinic can be accessed by appointment in each area.