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Buckinghamshire Specialist Community Addictions Services

addictionsThe Specialist Community Addictions Service (SCAS) provides the specialist treatment as part of the addictions services in Buckinghamshire.

Our main focus is to provide medical and nursing assessments and treatment for people over the age of 18 with drug or alcohol addictions.

We provide community and GP based treatments, including blood borne virus screening and hepatitis B immunisation and can also assist clients to achieve a drug-free life by helping them access community and residential detox or rehabilitation treatments.

Referrals to our services are by GPs, Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) and via the single point of entry provided by the non statutory agency SMART.

Who we work with

We work very closely with other treatment agencies (for example SMART, and OASIS), which provide services such as open access counselling, harm minimisation services, drop-ins  and structured day programmes for people with addictions.

Treatment in each county is commissioned by the local Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), who also have information on all resources within their area:

All addictions services are overseen by the National Treatment Agency (NTA).

Adult services

Last updated: 16 August, 2017

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