Royal Cornwall Hospital

Truro

Cornwall TR1 3LJ

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Alcohol

Alcohol and Drug Services in Cornwall and IoS are provided by ADDACTION - www.addaction.org.uk

 

REFERRAL AND 24 HOUR ADVICE LINE – 0333 2000 325

Lines are staffed by substance misuse practitioners who provide support with referrals, provide triage and assessments, alcohol brief interventions, crisis intervention and provide advice on treatment pathways. They can arrange follow up appointments and signpost to other relevant services.

 

ADDACTION OPEN ACCESS SERVICES

Available between 9am -5pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am– 4pm on Saturdays in:

Liskeard: 6 Church Street, Liskeard, PL 14 3AG

Truro: Western House, Tabernacle Street, Truro, TR1 2EJ

Penzance: 23/24 Market Place, Penzance, TR18 2JD

 

 

DETOXIFICATION

Ideally detoxifications should be a planned event, this maximises the chances of success.

Addaction ‘gate-keep’ access to detoxification and rehabilitation services.

Detoxifications can occur at home, Helston or Bodmin Community Hospitals, Boswyns or via RCHT in complex cases.

 

 

ALCOHOL LIASON SERVICE

RCHT have an alcohol liaison service which will support hospital staff to deal with patients with problems associated with alcohol and will liaise with the community regarding discharge planning. Contact via switchboard.

 

ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS

Patients with known alcoholic pancreatitis who represent with symptoms of pancreatitis in need of admission should be referred to the medical team through the Acute GP Service. Pancreatitis due to other causes should be admitted to the surgical team.