"Drugs and alcohol"
About: Addiction services (community) / John Storer Clinic, Community Drug Team Addiction services (community) John Storer Clinic, Community Drug Team Nottingham NG1 5DU Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services (community) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Addiction services (community) NG3 6AA Nottinghamshire Probation Trust / Substance misuse services Nottinghamshire Probation Trust Substance misuse services
Posted by Rutzs7 (as ),
I have used drugs and alcohol problematically on and off for many years. I have had a drug worker at John Storer and at Castle Key Probation, but have struggled to get of drugs for any length of time. I am now almost at the end of my time at the Woodlands, where I have been detoxed from heroin and alcohol. I will be going to Rehab in a few days time. My experience at the Woodlands has been brilliant. The staff are all good and helpful. I think it really helps to have workers who are themselves ex-users. They understand more of what we are going through. I have had used some of the therapies and have found them very useful, the relax me and fill time.
I think that one of the main problems for patients is boredom. I have gone to the gym every day but even that is closed sometimes. There needs to be more groups that people can attend. Sometimes there are not enough staff to run the groups they have planned. I think it would also help if there were staff available to take patients out in the evening to do activities such as going bowling.
I now feel that with the help I have had from the Woodlands that I am now ready to go into rehab.