ESH Community is a private and confidential residential addiction treatment centre supporting people with drug, alcohol or substance misuse problems. We accept self referrals direct from prospective private residents, GPs, or local drug and alcohol service provider organisations.
We're NOT commercial, we're small, we care and our experienced professional staff get people well!
We believe it is important that prior to any admission all prospective residents come to visit the facility to meet the staff and have a confidential face to face discussion about expectations and needs.
We have a Referral and Assessment Form which needs to be completed by prospective residents to help us assess their suitability. We can send you this form by email or it can be downloaded by clicking on the following link Referral and Assessment Form
It is preferable if the referral form is completed and returned before the initial pre-admission visit, however, if this is not possible we can complete the form with you on the day of your visit.
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 pre-admission visit and discussion we will review your referral and assessment form and discuss possible detox requirements along with the implications of any currently prescribed medication.
Alternatively if the initial on-site pre-admission visit is not possible a video conference call can be arranged with the potential resident after the referral and assessment form has been completed and returned.
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.
All admissions including any medically assisted detoxes are supervised and assessed by our consultant addiction psychiatrist.
The Referral and Assessment Form can be completed using Microsoft Word or other compatible document editors and emailed back to us to progress 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.
Potential admissions will be assessed for suitability based on the referral and assessment form including any existing health conditions or potential risks identified during the pre-admission assessment process.
Residents must meet our physical and mental health criteria. At a minimum all resident's must have capacity and must be capable of comprehending and participating in the regular psychosocial and physical aspects of the overall treatment programme.
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.