We have rural service offering one to one counselling at a number of locations including Trowbridge, Chippenham, Marlborough, Salisbury etc… Please contact 01225 776477 for information.
INFORMATION, SUPPORT & ADVICE
Swindon & Wiltshire Alcohol & Drug Service offers a wide range of information, advice and professional support in a safe and comfortable environment or by telephone. Our service is designed for clients aged over 18 years. Services for young persons in Swindon include Stepping forward and connection (youth counselling) – see overleaf for contact details.
The Assessment Clinic takes place each Monday (except bank holidays) between 9am & 10.30am. Tuesday & Thursday between 1pm & 3pm. There is no need to make an appointment and no need for a referral. It is a drop in clinic and an easy way to quickly access treatment. The assessment will help identify treatment needs and will take approximately 15 minutes. The clinic is staffed by personnel from SWADS,
Structured Alcohol Session
This structured session meets daily, Monday to Friday, between 1:00pm and 2:45pm. We welcome anyone who has concerns about their alcohol use. This service offers support with goals, safer drinking limits and harm minimisation. Clients do not have to be abstinent to attend this group.
The Rehabilitation Group
The Rehabilitation Group meets daily, Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 10:00am and 11:45am. Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 2.30pm The focus of the group is to consolidate the client’s new, abstinent lifestyle and to build bridges into the community and a ‘life after SWADS’. .
For clients seeking to detoxify from the effects of alcohol, we offer to work with their GP to monitor and provide support whilst medication is being administered. Clients who wish to access this service must be engaged in ongoing or subsequent treatment with us through the Group Programme or one to one counselling.
ONE TO ONE COUNSELLING
One to one counselling is available to anyone who has been through the assessment process – the Joint Assessment Clinic followed by a SWADS Full Assessment. Counselling appointments are usually offered within 3 – 4 weeks of the full assessment.
AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Auricular acupuncture is a recognised therapy in the treatment of substance misuse. We offer acupuncture clinics Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday. Clinics start at 3:00pm and last approximately 40 minutes. Please call us on 01793 695405 to book an appointment.
CARERS SUPPORT TIME4US
Are you supporting or caring for someone with a drug or alcohol problem? You can now get advice information and support and counselling from TIME4US at SWADS. This is a support project for people affected by someone elses drug or alcohol use. The project runs every Monday evening between 6.30-8.30 open access, no need to make an appointment. Please telephone 01793 695405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should you require more information.