Derby drug and alcohol service (DDAS) is a consortium drug treatment service between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures and Aquarius.
The service is based at St Andrews House and St Peters Churchyard in Derby. The service is for any adult (18 years +) who wishes to address any issues they have caused by the use of drugs or alcohol. This can include binge drinking, the use of ‘legal highs’ (or New Psychoactive Substances), as well as physical alcohol or drug dependence.
DDAS promotes a recovery focused attitude which supports service users to address their problems and develop skills and behaviours to promote long term recovery.
The team offers different levels of support from advice and harm reduction to intensive structured 1-to-1 and non-structured interventions (such as auricular acupuncture and reiki); with a mix of high and low intensity levels together with a specialist prescribing programme. DDAS also specialises in the medical aspect of substance misuse treatment and manages all substance misuse substitute prescribing across Derby.
The aim of DDAS is to reduce drug use and its associated impact on individuals, their families and communities and to move service users towards a drug free recovery.
Learn more about the effects of drugs and alcohol and how to abstain by visiting our live well: drugs page or our live well: alcohol page. Or are you struggling with an addiction? Visit our help with addictions page for advice and support.
Who is the service aimed at?
Adult drug or alcohol misusers (18 years +) within the defined catchment Derby City
Any adult within Derby who wishes to address the issues they have with drug or alcohol use
Service users who require a prescribing intervention to address their drug misuse (excluding the misuse of prescribed or OTC medication)
Individuals who are at risk of Blood Borne Viruses in relation to their drug misuse.
How to access the service
DDAS only accepts referrals via the Single Point of Entry Assessment and Recovery (SPEAR) for drug and alcohol treatment provided by Phoenix Futures. This is an open access (Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm) assessment service at St Andrews House with no appointment required.