Shropshire Recovery Partnership
The Shropshire Recovery Partnership offers a range of services to people who are having problems with their drug use.
Assessments - An opportunity to talk through your problems and to find out how the team may be able to help you. Please allow an hour for this first appointment.
Counselling - For those who want to look at the underlying reasons for their substance misuse and make positive changes.
Detoxification - The SRP can arrange a referral for in-patient detoxification at a specialist unit. Home detoxification is also available.
Substitute Prescribing - For those looking to stabilise and reduce their drug use with the aim of becoming drug free.
Needle Exchange - For those injecting drugs, our needle exchange at Crown House can offer sterile needles, syringes, injecting equipment and advice and support. Needle exchange can also be accessed at a number of pharmacies around Shropshire, locations can be found here
Advice and Information - You can speak to a member of the team on any issue that may be worrying you.
Residential Rehabilitation: If issues can't be dealt with in the community, residential rehabilitation is available. These units offer programmes of specialist therapy and care lasting between 6 - 12 months.
Probation Clinic - This clinic offers support for people who have a drug problem who are on probation or have recently left prison.
Midwife Service - For people who are pregnant.
Group Work - A supportive environment with people who share a common experience, led by team workers with extensive experience.
The team also offers support to the family and friends of people who are seeking help.
The team encourages people to refer themselves for treatment, but they do also take referrals from family members and from professionals such as doctors and social workers.
Access to treatment is offered, by appointment, around Shropshire at the following clinics:
• Castle View, Oswestry • The Community Hospital and Chapel Centre, Whitchurch • The Hawthorns, Ludlow • The Parish Rooms, Bridgnorth
as well as in a number of GP surgeries across Shropshire.
The SRP also operate a drop-in service for anyone wanting to access the service:
Crown House, Shrewsbury, Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
You can contact the Shropshire Recovery Partnership by telephone, writing a letter or by dropping into the office.
Call us on 01743 294 700 Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.45am - 4.00pm.
If you leave a message a worker will get in touch with you. Please leave a number which is suitable to call you back on. Someone else can phone on your behalf if you prefer.
The Shropshire Recovery Partnership
The Crown House
St Marys Street
Further information can also be found on the Shropshire Recovery Partnership website
Narcotics Anonymous (The NA) also run support groups in a number of market towns in Shropshire. Details of local meetings can be found on their website here
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