"Addiction Services Northumberland"
About: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Addiction services NE3 3XT
Posted by Melaine Straker (as ),
My son recently disclosed he had become addicted to heroin and needed help. He rang the local Addictions service on the in the first week of May to ask for their help. They took his details and said someone would ring him last week sometime. As he had heard nothing he rang them again and was told someone would ring him the following day. They rang back last week and offered to see him a week on Friday!
Surely in Addictions the service should be responding to people who are asking for help in a more timely fashion. By the time next Friday comes he might have changed his mind about wanting to get clean as he will have had another two weeks of using.