Definitions of words and phrases
ADP: Alcohol and Drug Partnership
Postcode area, town or region: this indicates the geographic coverage of a service.
Type of service: the sector in which the service is based, ie private, statutory, voluntary.
Referrals from: the people or organisations from whom/which services will accept clients ie clients themselves, courts, GPs etc.
Who can attend?: details of age ranges, genders and family categories accepted by services.
Service access: details of opening times including out-of-hour services, where applicable; appointment systems; availability of home visits and disabled access.
- Heroin: street names - smack or H
- Amphetamine: street names - speed, whizz, sulph, crystal, base, paste
- Methamphetamine: street names - meth, crystal meth, ice
- Cannabis: street names - dope, hash, pot, grass, skunk, weed, maryjane
- Cocaine/cocaine freebase: street names - coke, Charlie, China White, Chico, Snow, nose candy/crack, rock, freebase, base
- Benzodiazepines including Temazepam, Diazepam, Rohypnol, Mogadon: street names - jellies, eggs, vallies, roofies, moggies.
- Gammahydroxybutyrate: street name GHB, GBH
- Ketamine: street name K, Special K
- Including gas lighter fuel/aerosol propellants, glue, paint stripper, dry cleaning fluid
For more information on drugs see www.sdf.org.uk or www.knowthescore.info
Counselling: Talking and listening with the aim of untangling thoughts, feelings and worries about a situation either in a one to one or group setting.
Detox/Abstinence: detoxification is the complete removal of a drug from the system. This normally involves the provision of substitute medication on a reducing dose with the end point being abstinence from the drug. This can either occur in a residential/in-patient setting or in the community.
Outreach: services set up away from their main base and where clients would normally spend time, such as on the street, in clinics, at court, or in their homes/where they are living.
Rehabilitation services: services which enable/support the process of overcoming drug dependency
Aftercare: support for the client when they leave the service e.g. housing, employment, health care and relapse prevention
Structured day programmes: set series of activities for a fixed period
Throughcare/transitional care: programme of support for people moving from one stage of treatment to another, normally prior to or after leaving prison.
Residential treatment programmes:
- eclectic/integrated: services which do not adhere to any one programme but use a range of different methods and interventions according to needs of individual client
- 12-step (incl MM): Minnesota Mode of treatment, familiar through Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous
- Religious philosophy: services offered by organisations which use approaches wholly or partially based on religious philosophy although in some, clients may not be required to share that faith
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)/social learning: services that use psychological treatments
- Therapeutic community: services in which staff and clients participate as members of a social and learning community