The first NHS service in the country for women with substance misuse problems was officially opened by Professor John Strang, Director of the National Addiction Centre, on Wednesday 24th February 2010. Based at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s headquarters in Prestwich, the Chapman-Barker unit provides services for people in the North West who are dependent on alcohol and drugs.
The £1.9 million unit opened in January 2010 and offers a range of services including:
• inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol dependence for male and female over 18s with complex needs
• treatment for people with poly drug and alcohol use, physical or mental health issues or complex social needs
• treatment packages including stabilisation and assisted withdrawal
• therapeutic programmes focussing on the issue of addiction rather than the substance patients are addicted to
• access to pharmacy and medical services
• ex-user support groups
The Chapman-Barker unit combines alcohol detox services from Wentworth House in Salford and inpatient treatment for drug dependence from Kenyon House in Prestwich.
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