Drugs, alcohol and mental health - Problems
What can I do if I have problems trying to get help?
Some people with dual diagnosis have told us that it has been difficult to get the help they need. For example, you may have been told that mental health services cannot help you because of your drink or drugs problem. But the Department of Health is very clear that mental health services should try to help you if you have dual diagnosis. If your mental health team has turned you away, they need to justify this decision. You could try asking them for reasons.
If you are not happy with the services you get, talk to the person in charge of your care. This might be your GP or your 'care coordinator'. They might be able to change things for you. An 'advocate' may be able to help you to get your point of view across.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
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