Our Services A - Z - Substance Misuse Specialist Team
About the service
The Substance Misuse team will assess those aged 18 and above whose attendance and/or admission is related or impacted by substance misuse. The Substance Misuse Team will provide specialised leadership, expert knowledge and nursing skills to assess, formulate, implement and evaluate treatment plans in conjunction with the individual. The team is able to respond to complex problems of individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol related health conditions.
The team will also discuss options regarding community support for when discharged. The main focus is on recovery planning in conjunction with a range of pharmacological and psychosocial structured treatment programmes.
We encourage people to consider how substance misuse is affecting their life and this can be in relation to:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Physical health
- Impact on finances/employment
- Impact on relationships with others
- About the Team
Emma Grace - Team Leader
Karen Young - Team Admin
Andrew Perkins – Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse
Philip Marsland – Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse
Vanessa Brooks - Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse
Ashleigh Barrass – Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse
We are currently based in the Emergency Department however we cover Whiston and St Helens Hospital.
We are available 7 days a week 365 days a year from the hours of 07:00 – 21:00
- Contact Details
A referral to the team can be made by any professional by speaking with a member of the team. We are available on Bleep 7233 and/or extension 7579.
Out of hours if you leave your name and number on our voicemail service we will contact you the following day.
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
Local Support groups for families and carers who are affected:
Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)
You can also visit FRANK website to find your local treatment services. If you’re having trouble finding the right sort of help call the FRANK drugs helpline 0300 123 6600.
Page last updated on 01st June 2022