"Only found out about service by being arrested."

About: Addaction Boston

(as the patient),

When I was in treatment I neve knew such survacis was available and only found out by being arrested and put on a referall. Now its been improved by being more advatised.

I was given the option of what treatment I wanted that did not help as I took what I could and was on treatment for years.

The way things should be is for the doctor to choose treatment and not give the option of treatement then increas if not suitable and also to have a time limite for treatement not to be aloud on it for years.

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Responses

Response from Steph Homer, Locality Manager, Boston, Addaction

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that our advertising is being seen by the people we are aiming to reach.

Addaction offer a range of treatment options as we realise that one approach would not suit everyone and we aim to cater to individual need.

Every client is encouraged to take an active role in their Recovery Plan and to take ownership of their treatment. As a recovery focussed service, we aim to work with our service users to set achievable, time-limited goals in order that they can make progress towards being free from the substances that are causing problems for them. We hope this helps to explain our treatment system and wish you all the best in your recovery.

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