"he wants to detox again but is scared of getting ill"

About: Solent NHS Trust

(as a parent/guardian),

When my son detoxed from heroin in January he suffered (not for the first time after detox) a psychotic episode with paranoid schizophrenic symptoms.

In my opinion the mental health team in Portsmouth did not believe he was ill, at this time he was sent to prison for carrying a knife.

Released, he remained ill until July when he used heroin again and that cured his psychotic symptoms. Now he wants to detox again but is scared of getting ill.

What help is there for people like him?

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Response from Marion Wood, Senior Patient Experience Manager, Patient Experience Service, Solent NHS Trust

I am so sorry to hear about your son's difficulties. Please contact our Patient Experience Service and we will ensure that you get the advice and support you and your son need. You can telephone us on 0800 013 2319 or e-mail us on Soc-pct.SCHpatientexperience@nhs.net. You can also get information regarding our Mental Health and Substance Mis-use Services on our website www.solent.nhs.uk

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