Substance Misuse Services 2017-01-19T10:21:45+00:00

Substance Misuse Services

The prevalence of substance misuse amongst people with mental health issues is a fast-growing and serious issue. The vulnerability of people with mental health issues, the availability of ‘legal highs’ and reduction in state service provision – sometimes leading to self-medication – combine to create an increasingly problematic environment.

According to the Royal College of Physiatrists the number of people with a mental illness and who also misuse substances has increased by 62% in recent years. Dual-diagnosis is rising fast and substance misuse can no longer be seen in isolation from mental health illness.
Whether people have developed mental Illness because of substance misuse or whether existing service users have started using to self-mediate or because of vulnerabilities or chaotic life-styles, we need to provide support. That’s why we have a dedicated partnership with OASIS to help people find a way out of addiction and towards recovery.

To find our more please contact us on 01865 397940 or email info@response.org.uk

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