Alcohol nurse specialists
Our alcohol nurse specialists assess, treat and offer advice to patients who are admitted with alcohol related problems and refer onto community alcohol support services if it is required.
They work alongside a team called DART who are drug and alcohol health workers employed by a Stockton based community alcohol team called Lifeline.
These teams work with staff, patients, families and community organisations to ensure that a patient who is brought into our hospitals with an alcohol related problem is supported and safe in and outside of the hospital.
We work with patients to help them recover and lead healthier lifestyles by promoting either safe drinking or by not drinking alcohol.
Men should not exceed 21 units of alcohol in a week and women should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol in a week. Patients who have a diagnosis of liver disease or chronic pancreatitis are encouraged not to drink. However if you have a dependency to alcohol you should not stop drinking abruptly, you should seek advice from the community alcohol services and your GP first.
The service runs between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Lifeline Community Alcohol Project (over 18s adults alcohol support service )
3-9 Skinner Street
Phone 01642 625980
Fax 01642 611384
Clients can drop in to this service daily without an appointment for an assessment between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday
Lifeline Community Young Person Adolescent service (under 18s)
One Stop Shop
16 Bishopton Lane
Birchtree Practice for Drug and Alcohol misuse (over 18s adult)
They operate a drop in service, doesn’t require appointments.
CRI (over 18s drug and alcohol adult service)
Open Monday to Friday
Addaction Drug and Alcohol Service (over 18s)
44 Victoria Road
CAS Community Alcohol Service
Mandale Business Park
0191 375 6620
Various locations in Durham – phone for details of nearest office