Find out more about our new non-residential or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment Dayhab programmes. It is important to remember that lockdown rules do not apply if you need to access treatment for your drug or alcohol use, and please do not let this stop you accessing treatment. This sounds great in theory but in practice many of the enquiries Help Me Stop have been getting each month have said they their ability to access services has been seriously compromised due to COVID-19. The predominant reason for this is the lack of in person treatment options available, and increased waiting times for rehabilitation centres that are open.
Help Me Stop’s vision is to provide the sort of intensive treatment that you would get in a residential service, delivered within the community and on the High Street. Rehab in the real world is designed to fit this around daily work and home life. Moreover, to provide this at a cost that makes it accessible and available to the many as opposed to the few.
Revised Timetable Of Treatment
On the back of client and family feedback and a desire to meet the needs of the public in this challenging period we have reconfigured our 6 week intensive programmes.
Help me stop wanted to ensure we are providing a safe environment in which we delivery our treatment programme, therefore we have done the following:
- Creating an updated COVID-19 risk assessment in line with the latest Government guidance
- We have cleaning, hand washing, and hygiene procedures in line with this guidance
- Having taken all reasonable steps to help people work safely from a COVID-19 Secure workplace or work from home if needs be
- And finally, we have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace
In line with Government guidance, “where people cannot keep 2m apart we have ensured at least a 1m distance and taken all the mitigating actions possible to manage transmission risk”
Updated Morning/ Afternoon Times
Clients can now attend a morning stream between 09.00 and 14.00 or an afternoon stream between 12.00 and 17.00, this immediately doubles our capacity without the need of larger premises. This requires careful scheduling for the cross over period between 12.00 and 14.00 as potentially we can have up to 20 people in the morning stream and the same in the afternoon.
We also moved our family programme online to ensure that we could meet the needs of the clients coming onsite for treatment but also those affected by their behaviour in the safest possible way.
Due to social distancing and the new timetable our 12 month free aftercare programme also moved online but this will, like the family programme, will move back to both face to face and online when we come out of this restrictive period.
The 6 week online drug and alcohol treatment programme has, since its start nearly 10 months ago, continued to deliver successful outcomes and with two treatment streams to access between 9.15am and 11.30am and 6.15pm and 8.30pm it makes it ideal for those that need treatment around work and who cannot get to our service in West London.
Why not give yourself and your family the best Xmas present they can have by getting on top of your drug or alcohol problems now by calling us on 0208 191 9191 or jumping onto our Live Chat/emailing us directly at Contact Us
Chris Cordell is Help Me Stop’s General Manager and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, Certified International Recovery Specialist, member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals.