The most important thing we want you to know is that we are here for you.
- Emer, Visions Service Manager
You can find our bespoke alcohol and drug service in Orsett Road (please don’t confuse us with the psychological wellbeing service ‘Inclusion Thurrock’ based at Thurrock Health Centre).
Our service is free and confidential to residents of Thurrock aged 18 and over affected by drugs or alcohol use.
Inclusion holds true to its name by the way we work with individuals who want help and support for their drug use. We understand the difficulty and effort it takes to reach out and ask for help, and that is why we will always do our utmost to support you to transition to a better place and keep you safe.
We are an NHS organisation, and have strong and robust structures in place to ensure our services are safe, effective and responding to your needs. The way we work has been developed with service users over many years and we are proud to be involved with people at what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives and to be able to support them to make positive changes.
Did we mention we work with you and involve you in your own plans of care? This means we listen to you. This may sound obvious, but we often receive feedback about our service users feeling heard and involved for the first time so we thought we’d mention it. It’s your life and we want to support you to live it in a way that makes you happy and safer with your decisions in mind.
We have a hub of activity with it’s own ‘cafe’ knows as Smithy’s cafe. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic has impacted on our ability for drop in’s but we have virtual drop ins available online and are seeing people on an appointment basis. This allows us to keep you and us safe. We also have a comprehensive online offer available which includes both one-to-one sessions and group work sessions. We know that the thought of using technology can we a little worrying for some, but please do not worry as we will talk you through each of the steps until you’re comfortable.
Whatever your need is – whether you are using a little or a lot – we will work with you to achieve your goals.
We have an experienced and friendly team waiting to help you here at Visions. Our team is made up of specialist staff including recovery workers, nurses, doctors, peer mentors and volunteers.
We aim to empower people struggling with addiction to identify and realise their goals throughout their recovery journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Inclusion Visions offers a range of treatment services centred around high quality psychosocial interventions proven to work for anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs. We ensure we meet your needs by providing high quality interventions at the right time and right level for you.
An example of what you can expect;
- An individual, personalised assessment at a level appropriate to your need.
- Advice and information specific to you.
- Specialist structured one-to-one support.
- Bespoke behaviour change workbooks
- Comprehensive structured group programme
- Links and sign posting to mutual aid
- Digital/online programmes SilverCloud and Breaking Free Online.
- Specialist group support.
- Medical support, including detoxification and replacement therapies is appropriate to your needs.
- Support with access to inpatient and residential services.
- Support to achieve abstinence.
- Support to reduce harm, this includes a range of options for e.g. naloxone and blood borne virus testing.
- Relapse prevention and management.
- Peer Support.
- Opportunities to get involved with shaping the service as peer mentor and volunteer.
Naloxone is a drug that temporarily reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. This means it ultimately saves lives. We provide this to service users (including family and friends or professionals working with people at risk). Find out more.
Blood borne virus checks are available at Visions. We are signed up and part of the Hep C U Later campaign to raise awareness of testing and treatment. Find out more.