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Stimulant Service

Open Road’s Stimulant Service is specifically designed to target hard-to-reach stimulant users – those people who do not realise that support and treatment is available for this type of problem.

The Stimulant Service is designed to provide a fast, proactive response to people’s needs and this takes into account the effects that this type of drug can have on the user.

We provide a safe, discreet and stable environment which encourages people to come back and gives us the opportunity to offer further treatments. 

The stimulant service uses a variety of treatments and interventions designed to respond to the wide range of issues that stimulant users present. These include:

  • One-to-one non-judgemental recovery intervention sessions
  • Drug free psychological interventions including
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Guided Self Help
  • Mapping
  • Relapse prevention
  • Specifically designed group programme
  • Access to auricular acupuncture
  • Rapid responses
  • Harm minimisation
  • Advice & information
  • Informal access
  • Peer support

The Stimulant Service Programme

All service users accessing the stimulant service programme are allocated a recovery worker who works closely with them to build a therapeutic relationship. The recovery worker supports the service user through the recovery processes and delivers continuity of care.

Service users initially have daily contact with their allocated recovery worker, either by phone, text or face-to-face. Structured sessions take place on a weekly basis.

Service users are encouraged to participate in a 12 week group intervention programme which has been designed to run alongside and support the weekly recovery sessions.

Service users are encouraged to attend mutual aid groups which support eventual independence from the treatment system and provide positive peer support.