Swanswell prepares to launch drug treatment in Sandwell

27 July 2011

Swanswell’s announced further details of its new drug treatment services, launching in Sandwell on Monday 1 August.

In partnership with West Midlands Police and Ridgacre Medical Centres, Swanswell – a national charity which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – will take over services for adults on behalf of the Sandwell Drug and Alcohol Action Team.

Treatment and support will be accessible to anyone affected by drug misuse through appointments, attending one of the regular drop-in sessions held Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm or by referrals from their GP or other health professional.

The charity will be based at Metro Court, 150 High Street, West Bromwich, as well as other venues such as GP surgeries. People can contact Swanswell by calling 0845 112 0100.

Debbie Bannigan, Chief Executive of Swanswell, said: ‘We’re delighted to have this opportunity to help people in Sandwell change and be happy.

Swanswell’s services have been designed to be as accessible as possible to ensure everyone affected by drug misuse can access the help and support they need, when they need it.

We’ve been working very closely with the commissioners and existing services to ensure a smooth transition for clients, and we’re confident that they will receive a world class service.’

If you’re affected by substance misuse or know someone who is, you can get details of opening times and locations by calling Swanswell in Sandwell on 0845 112 0100 (from 1 August), or speak to your GP who will be able to refer you.

To find the details of the nearest Swanswell service to you, visit our 'Contact us' page.

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