"My treatment for drugs in Hull prison"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC

(as a service user),

I had been using heroin and commiting crime to fund my habit, because of this I was arrested and sent to Hull prison, at reception I took a urine test and was put on Methadone. I had no choice about what medication or dose I received, I understand that other people were on different medication but this was only available to those who were continuing a script from the community.

Over the next four months I recevied a reducing dose until I was detoxed with 2 months of my sentence remaining, again I did not have much say about how fast or slow my detox should be but I was looking forward to being released drug free and doing things differently this time.

I have been in this situation before and things have gone wrong and I knew I would be moving back to environments where there would be some drug use. So I took the decision to go on Naltraxone so I wouldn't be tempted when I was back in the community.

I had all the appointments to set this up and took a liver function test to make sure I could use Naltraxone. I was told that I would start using Nalraxone before my release so I could be monitored for a short time and get used to taking the medication.

As my release date started to get nearer I began to worry that I had not started to use the Nalraxone I made several enquiries and when I did get a response I was told it was to late to start the trail and I would be released without the medication.

I had begun to think about how things were going to be different this time and this news really demotivated me, I knew then things would not be different this time.

I am currently on a DRR after getting involved in drug use and crime again and I am really disappionted that despite the good help I received in prison it fell down on small but important part of the process.

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Response from City Health Care Partnership CIC

Dear space14

Thanks for taking the time to post your opinion to us, your feedback has been noted and we will get back to shortly with a reply.

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Response from City Health Care Partnership CIC

Dear space 14

Thanks for your feedback regarding your detox at HMP Hull and we are sorry to hear about your concerns. Although City Health Care Partnership CIC does not provide the drug and alcohol service within HMP Hull, we would like to look into this further and would value your input. Therefore could you contact in writing the Head of Health Care at HMP Hull and arrange to discuss further or by email to customercare@chcphull.nhs.uk, tel: 01482 347627

We look forward to hearing from you.

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