"I have changed thanks to Trafford drug services"

About: Addiction Dependency Solutions / Trafford Bridging the Gap Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Trafford Integrated assessment service

(as a service user),

I have been with the service for quite a few years. I started when I was injecting drugs every day. I have changed through the help of the service and my worker Lisa to stop injecting. I smoke now only and that is a couple of times a week and I have my prescription of methadone daily. Some people might think I have not changed because I use drugs still but for me I have changed, no more injecting. I have reduced my drugs and days I have used I now plan to work on just using once a week if I can. Knowing my worker and service are there is a big help and support and don't think these changes would have happened without them.

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Response from Anthony Mcleod, Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your story/comment on Patient Opinion. We are grateful that you have taken the time to share your experience with us at Trafford Drug Service. Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and ADS take service user opinions seriously and allows us to learn how we can improve our services in the future.

Your views will be shared with the staff and managers of the service to assist them in making the service an even better place to be treated. Whilst this comment is appreciated, Trafford Drug Service does not advocate or support any use of illicit street drugs. We understand this is difficult, however our main aim within Trafford Drug Service is to target recovery from all substances including prescribed medication.

If you would like to discuss your comments further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 195 4462.

I wish you well with your recovery

Tony

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