“We are a specialist addiction treatment service, providing accessible, confidential, person–centred quality interventions. We work in partnership with other services to support the individual on their journey of recovery”
What we do:
A community based service to anyone 16 years and over who is residing within the Borders area. We strive to deliver a person-centred, needs-led approach to care and treatment that respects values and choice; dignity and equality; and promote recovery. By working in partnership with service users, carers and multidisciplinary teams/agencies we can: encourage positive lifestyle changes, promote safety and focus on the development of an individual’s responsibility in their care and treatment.
How to contact us:
- Referrals can be made by GP, Social Worker and other agencies.
- We also accept self referrals and individuals can contact us directly if they wish to find out more information about services provided
- Or alternatively via BADP
We aim to make an appointement within three weeks of referral.
Clients will generally be seen in a nearby NHS Borders premises on a one-to-one basis. Timing and frequency of appointments will be negotiated between client and staff member. You may wish to bring a family member or friend to your appointment.
As BAS is a teaching placement we regularly have students from nursing, medicine, social work.
Clients will be asked to participate in the evaluation process of the service as a means to improve the standard and quality of service provided for people in the Borders area.
Graham Laing (Team Manager)
What the service offers:
- Brief Intervention
- Relapse Prevention
- Harm Reduction
- Life Style Advice
- Substitute Prescription Service
- Home detoxification / in patient
- Overdose Awareness and Prevention Training
- Blood Borne Virus Testing/vaccinations
- Community Alcohol Rehabilitation
- Assessment for Residential Rehabilitation
- Sign Posting onto Other Services
BAS consists of:
- Consultant Psychiatrist
- Specialist Addictions GP
- Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Community Prescribing Pharmacists
- Community Addiction Nurses
- Addiction Nurses
- Social Work Support Workers and
- Secretarial staff
BAS provides a confidential service to clients. In certain circumstances when there are serious concerns about risk to the client or others including children information may be shared with other relevant people.