"Methadone withdrawal"

About: Guernsey House / Primary care addiction service Sheffield (PCASS)

(as the patient),

I missed app by 24 hours for the 1st time, genuine mistake. My methadone script ran out and I attended the clinic the following day. I was told when I attended that I would not be seen and could not have a script unit the day after which meant I went over 48 hours without methadone causing me to withdraw and at the same time try to care for a 6 month old child.

This, I believe is in anybodies view a dangerous cause of withdrawals and it may force me to use opiates to get through the time, so I can cope.

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Response from Michael McCrave

Thank you very much for expressing your concerns/opinions regarding your recent involvement with our service.

Your comments appear to relate to a very specific issue/incident relating to yourself and how our service responded to this issue.

Given the very specific nature of the difficulties raised in your comments,I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to meet with myself (Mike McCrave ,Nurse Team Leader,Guernsey House) so that we can:

Talk through the specifics of this incident ...

Discuss how (as a service) we could have best dealt with the incident (as described in your comments) given that this incident lead to a very significant degree of worry and distress for you.

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