What we offer
Here at Inclusion Isle of Wight (IOW) we work with you to help you reduce the harm that using drugs can cause you. We actively involve you in your own recovery planning and listen to what your goals and reasons for using Inclusion IOW are.
Inclusion believe you can make changes for the better. Our experience tells us that the best way for us to help you achieve your goals is by listening to you and combining this with our knowledge and experience of what works.
We also tailor the support you have dependent on your needs. If you are using drugs recreationally and just want some brief advice and information that’s what we will give you. If you feel you started using drugs recreationally but it has started to get a little out of hand then we will speak to you about what support or treatment options we believe best meet your needs, whether this is help cutting down or stopping completely. Similarly if your use of drugs has become problematic and is affecting your own life or impacting on your relationships and those close to you we can offer a range of support and treatment options to meet your needs.
We hope that you see we have something for everyone no matter how little or how much support is needed.
Here are some of the interventions and support we have on offer at Inclusion IOW;
We aim to empower people struggling with using drugs to identify and realise their goals throughout their recovery journey to a healthier lifestyle.
- Holistic assessment and recovery planning
- Advice and information
- Structured one-to-one support
- Group support
- Group work
- Medical and prescribing support, including detoxification and replacement therapies
- Health and wellbeing checks and initiatives
- Access to inpatient and residential services
- Community detox’s
- Support to achieve abstinence
- Support to reduce the harm associated with drugs
- Relapse prevention and management
- Peer support opportunities
- Volunteering opportunities
- Access to mutual aid
- Family and carer support
- Naloxone training
- Needle syringe programmes (NSP or Needle exchange)
- Blood borne virus (BBV) testing
- Mindfulness, meditation and auricular acupuncture
- Working with others to support you for example mental health services and housing providers
We recognise and support the important role mutual aid may have in an individual’s recovery journey and work with partner agencies to ensure there is as much variety of options available as possible. For further information about Narcotics Anonymous speak to one of our team or visit their website, whilst there are no NA meetings hosted on the island there are online meetings that you can attend virtually if you wished.
All of the interventions are tailored to individual need and agreed with you and your key worker.
Take a look at ways to reduce the risks to yourself if you are using drugs
Reduce the risks
Taking drugs comes with lots of risks, we have some really practical steps you can take to reduce some of them.
If you are interested in some of the structured interventions and activities we have going on take a look at our timetables for more information.