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Alcohol and drugs

Protective medication clinics

Clinics in Lanarkshire

One treatment option that can help with addiction problems is using 'protective' medication to help initiate and maintain abstinence.

The protective medication clinics run side-by-side with current addiction services in Lanarkshire for problem users of alcohol or opioids in contact with addiction services.

After referral, if protective medication seems to be the right treatment choice, medical staff will facilitate achieving a year of abstinence with it.

Extra help is available from local community and hospital-based addiction teams that is equally important once abstinence is attained. For example, increased support, help with coping and daily living skills, psychiatric and psychological help, and linking into other agencies.

Multi-disciplinary services which include the protective medication clinics work throughout North Lanarkshire to assist movement towards recovery and away from the need for the involvement of statutory services, helping to get people's lives back on track.

For more information

Contact your local addiction recovery team.

Page last updated:
14 Feb 2024

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