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Salvation Army - Bristol Bridge Detox Unit

About this service

The aim of the Detox Unit is to provide homeless people in Bristol with somewhere to come off drugs and alcohol prior to rehabilitation. All clients are expected to have a rehabilitation plan arranged prior to admission so that they go directly from detox to rehab.

A ten-day course of Subutex is provided for clients with heroin addiction, plus another four days recovery if required. An eight-day reducing course of Librium for alcoholics is also provided, plus recovery time if required. Detox for Benzodiazepines is not provided but a slow reduction on the preparation unit is allowed.

After the detox, clients will either go to the Salvation Army rehabilitation unit or to another unit of their choice.

The Salvation Army will exclude clients who: *require 24-hour nursing care *have very complex health needs or psychological needs *leave the unit unaccompanied *consume drugs or alcohol on the premises *show high levels of aggression or verbal abuse

Referral (how to access this service)

Clients must be homeless people from Bristol. Self referral or via other agency, e.g. criminal justice, social work.

Catchment (areas they serve)



Wade Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS2 9EL
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If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

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