"I was told there is a six month waiting list for Alcohol treatment"
About: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Addiction services NE3 3XT
Posted by J1984 (as ),
I just want verification on the information I have been told today.
I self referred myself to Plummer Court, Newcastle upon Tyne for my Alcohol problem 2 months ago. I was desperate as it was to call them up by myself, and was disappointed they could only see me for an assessment a month from that date.
Foolishly I tried to self detox with Valium and ended up overdosing and in hospital. I have managed to stop drinking and started again. I telephoned Plummer Court to ask why a Key Worker hasn't been in touch with me me yet (2 months on from initial contact), I was told that I was on the priority list and normally, people need to wait 6 months! Can someone confirm this as true?