Bristol Drugs Project
Drug problems affect lots of people. A
national poll in 2009 showed that almost
one in five adults have been personally
affected by drug addiction: that's over
82,000 people in Bristol.
Tackling a drug problem is tough - but
there are people making major changes in
their lives every day. Bristol Drugs
Project helps over 3,000 people a year
to make those changes.
Shared Care Workers from Bristol Drugs
Project are employed to support the GPs
in the assessment, management and care
of opiate-dependent patients.
A full needs and risk assessment is
usually carried out before substitute
medication such as Methadone or Subutex
may be prescribed for patients. The aim
of the shared care service is to reduce
illegal street drug use, maintain
stability whilst on regular
prescriptions and in the long term to
We have a non-judgmental approach to the
provision of this service.
Bristol Drugs project
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