ESH Community is a private and confidential residential addiction treatment centre supporting people with drug, alcohol or substance misuse problems and we accept self referrals direct from prospective private residents, GPs, or local drug and alcohol service provider organisations.
If circumstances allow we suggest prospective residents come to visit the facility to meet the staff and have a confidential face to face discussion about expectations and needs.
"Families are welcome and actively encouraged to attend the pre-admission referral and assessment visit so we can answer any questions and alleviate any concerns."
During the visit and discussion we will run through our pre-admission referral and assessment and discuss possible detox requirements along with the implications of any currently prescribed medication.
We understand this referral and admission process can be a stressful time but our staff will make you welcome during the visit and help to reduce any anxiety.
Alternatively if an on-site pre-admission visit is not possible a telephone call can be arranged with the potential resident to complete the referral and assessment process.
All admissions including any medically assisted detoxes are supervised and assessed by our consultant addiction psychiatrist.
The pre-admission Referral and Assessment Form can also be downloaded and completed using Microsoft Word or other compatible document editors and emailed back to us to start the admission process.
We can accept Dual Diagnosis patients.
Dual diagnosis refers to the occurrence of a mental illness alongside drug/alcohol misuse.
Potential Dual Diagnosis clients are considered on an individual basis. The initial pre-assessment will consider the severity and stability of the co-occurring mental illness. In general, mental health disorders can dramatically improve when the drug/alcohol misuse is treated.
Residents must meet our physical and mental health criteria. At a minimum all resident's must have capacity, be physically and mentally capable of comprehending and participating in the regular physical and psychosocial aspects of the overall treatment programme.
Potential admissions will then be assessed for suitability based on the referral and assessment form and existing physical or mental health conditions and potential risks identified during the assessment process.
Assuming everything is satisfactory, an offer letter will be sent to the client along with a resident placement information pack.
We will then liaise with clients, families or support workers to ensure a streamlined admission.
When a placement has been agreed we want to start our support prior to admission so we suggest the client keeps in regular daily contact with us by phone so we can ensure everything is progressing satisfactorily up to the arrival date.