START - Hartlepool's Integrated Substance Misuse Service

Clinical Interventions

START provides a range of specialist clinical care for those in the community who require support for drug and alcohol misuse.

These include:

  • Opiate substitute treatment, maintenance and detoxification programmes.
  • Detoxification for alcohol.
  • Relapse prevention medications.
  • Harm reduction, services including BBV (Blood Borne Virus) screening and immunisations.
  • Direct access to treatment for hepatitis C.
  • Health assessments.
  • Needle syringe programme.
  • Provision of Naloxone.
  • Referral for inpatient detoxification /specialist care and support.