Chrysalis - Community Detox

By: Chrysalis Drug Project  05/12/2011
Keywords: Community Detox

The Community Detox Pilot which was developed by the Progression Routes Initiative.

Progression Routes seeks to improve service delivery to those attending drugs services. It does this by working with multiple agencies to formulate and implement strategic interagency solutions to identified barriers to progression.

In 2007/8 a Progression Routes Initiative subgroup developed protocols on how community, voluntary and statutory services could work together with GPs to provide methadone and benzodiazepine community detoxes with wrap-around medical and psycho-social supports.

These protocols have been established with the intention of ensuring that individuals who wish to detox without attending a residential establishment, or in preparation for attending one (as methadone prescriptions need to be reduced to 30 – 50mls before admittance), will have appropriate supports.

Keywords: Community Detox

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