Innovative dispensary launches to support people who use drugs in Halifax – Halifax Courier

The new dispensary, which is licensed by the Home Office and located within the Calderdale Recovery Steps drug and alcohol treatment service, allows people to access the medication they need to help them manage their drug use.

The dispensary is run by Humankind, one of the UK’s drug and alcohol treatment providers, in partnership with The Basement Project and Calderdale Council.

Speaking about the dispensary, Calderdale Council’s Public Health Manager Niamh Cullen said: “For our most vulnerable and poorly service users it’s important we see them as often possible, build strong relationships with them and offer easy access to other health and recovery services onsite, in Calderdale we are really concerned about the number of premature deaths amongst those using drugs and alcohol in our communities”.

Sign up to our daily Halifax Courier Today newsletterThe i newsletter cut through the noiseThe new dispensary located within the Calderdale Recovery Steps drug and alcohol treatment service,

The new service is facilitated by registered pharmacy technicians and nurses with support from recovery staff.

The staff are able to issue medication such as methadone and buprenorphine to help people manage and reduce their use of illicit substances.

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