The Faculty of Addictions is concerned with the assessment and
treatment of people with complex medical and social needs arising
out of Addictions or addictive behaviour (this may include
The substances may include alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed or
over-the-counter medication, and volatile solvents. There are a
range of treatment options, from advice and information to
psychological and pharmacological treatments which may include drug
substitution or detoxification regimes.
Dealing with patient needs may involve wider aspects of
healthcare such as GPs, hospital-based specialists in liver
disease, HIV, mental health, etc. Social problems, legal problems,
housing and employment may also require help; thus we work in teams
with other professionals and disciplines.