COVID – Angus Integrated Drugs & Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS)
- NHS based service
- Do not attend the service without an appointment all initial contact must be via phone
- Team consists of Social Work, Nurses, support workers, medical staff and psychology.
- They prescribe Opiate substitute therapy, and will continue to do so throughout Covid.
- Monday – Friday 9am-5pm .
- Open for Referrals
- Appointments will be provided via Phone, Near Me (video) or Face to Face available according to need/risk of the person using substances
- Work with partners to ensure IEP, Naloxone and ORT available to those who require this.
AIDARS is an integrated health and social work service incorporating Angus Council’s Alcohol, Drugs and Blood Borne Virus Team, and NHS Tayside’s Substance Misuse Service. AIDARS provides a person-centered, whole family approach to assessment and intervention with adults who misuse drugs and alcohol.
AIDARS covers the whole of Angus through two locality-based teams. The North Locality Team covers Brechin, Montrose, Forfar, and Kirriemuir. The South Locality Team covers Arbroath, Carnoustie, and Monifieth.
Services provided include:
- motivational and enhancement therapy
- in-patient and community detox for alcohol, opiates and opiate replacement therapy
- recovery care planning and self-directed support
- overdose awareness (including Naloxone dispensing), harm reduction, and BBV testing and support
- relapse prevention in groups and one-to-one, supported by medication if required
- psychological interventions
- Adult Alcohol Treatment
- Adult Drug Treatment
- Blood Borne Viruses (HIV HepC Hepatitis)
- Harm Reduction
- Needle Exchange
- Young Persons Alcohol Treatment
- Young Persons Drug Treatment