SLaM Addictions Acute Assessment Unit (Maudsley Hospital)
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is the main provider of mental health care in Southwark.
Our unit is a 12-bed, rapid response service for people who misuse drugs or alcohol. We provide treatment for people whose psychological or physical health is suffering as a result of their chaotic or complex substance misuse behaviour.
We offer intensive, evidence-based assessment and medically supervised prescribing. We use brief intervention therapy to care for and treat people who require stabilisation. We provide a safe environment for people to reduce or complete a medically-assisted withdrawal from harmful substances. Our philosophy is based on motivational enhancement therapy, which uses the harm reduction model and promotes healthy behavioural change.