Benzodiazepine Community Detox Programme
Galway Simon Community Detox Service is a pilot project which has been set up to help support people who wish to detoxify from benzodiazepines and who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.
Though benzodiazepines can be beneficial when used appropriately, long term use can lead to increased tolerance and dependence. Our Community Detoxification Service is specifically interested in engaging with individuals who have developed such a dependency and are interested in seeking to have this dependency addressed.
Using a psychosocial model of service delivery, the service will support clients to reduce or stop their use of benzodiazepines. The central focus of the service is to adhere to a client centred approach, working in partnership with the client towards mutually identified treatment goals.
Client’s will be assigned a key worker who will meet with them on a weekly basis to provide psychosocial support, including:
- Information and preparation for the benzodiazepine detoxification.
- Together with their GP, support them throughout the detoxification process.
- Provide ongoing aftercare support.
How to make a referral
Contact a member of the Detox team to make a referral:
Gerry – 085 871 2236
Tanya – 085 872 0731
Visit the Drop in Clinic:
64 Dominick Street Lower, Galway
(above Corless Formalwear)