Derbyshire substance misuse service (DSMS) is a consortium drug treatment service between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures and SPODA and is currently based at locations throughout the county, including Bayheath House, (Chesterfield), Erewash House (Ilkeston), The Mews (Ripley) and Bankgate (Swadlincote). The team is an open access service and individuals can refer themselves or be referred by another person with their consent.
DSMS provide services to meet the health, criminal justice and harm reduction needs of the county’s substance misusers who are aged 18 and over, offering intensive structured 1-to-1 and non-structured interventions; a mix of high and low intensity levels together with a specialist prescribing programme. The service works with all levels of drug misuse from ‘legal highs’ through to cannabis and cocaine, as well as heroin and crack use. The derbyshire substance misuse service also manages all substance misuse substitute prescribing (primarily for heroin misuse) across Derbyshire.
The aim of adult services 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.
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Who is the service aimed at?
Adult drug or alcohol misusers, aged 18 years and over, who live in Derbyshire
- 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
Derbyshire substance misuse service is an open access service and individuals can refer themselves or be referred by another person with their consent. Referrals can be made in writing or by phoning one of the team bases.