Community Addiction Recovery Services (CAReS)
Who is this service for?
If you think you are dependent on alcohol or drugs you should contact the Community Addiction Recovery Service within your area.
What help do we offer?
CAReS can provide a full assessment of your needs and co-ordinate your health and social care recovery plan with you. This may include help with detoxing from alcohol or drugs, substitute prescribing, talking therapies or harm reduction information. We will also encourage you to explore other ways of gaining support in your recovery, by thinking about important relationships within your life and local community (for example mutual aid groups).
If you have been referred from another service (for example Children and Family Social Work or Criminal Justice) we will help you to think through how your alcohol or drug problem is affecting these important areas of your life. We can also provide help with housing or employment as part of your recovery plan.
We have a combination of health and social care staff within our service. Once we have had a chance to speak to you, we will work out together the best person to help you in your recovery.
How can I get help from CAReS?
Your GP or social care professional can refer you to the service in your area.
Where will I be seen?
We can see you in a variety of places, including health centres, local social work offices, or at home if required.
When is the service available?
We are generally open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on a Friday.
CAReS also works together with a number of support organisations which may be useful to you. If you need help urgently however, please contact your GP, out of hours NHS24 on 111 or the out of hours social work service on 0303 123 1008.
Our contact details
ClydesdaleClydesdale Social Work Locality Council Offices, South Vennel, Lanark, ML11 7JT Phone: 01555 673578 Carluke Community Health Centre 40 Chapel Street, Carluke, ML8 4BA Phone: 01698 754440
Cambuslang/RutherglenRutherglen/Cambuslang Social Work Locality Cambuslang Gate, Main Street, Cambuslang, G72 7HB Phone: 0141 584 2515
HamiltonHamilton Social Work Locality Office Brandon Gate, Leechlee Road, Hamilton, ML3 0XB Phone: 01698 455400 Douglas Street Community Health Clinic 19 Douglas Street, Hamilton, ML3 0DR Phone: 01698 368711
East KilbrideEast Kilbride Social Work Locality Office Civic Centre, Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AD Phone: 01355 807000 Hunter Health Community Centre Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AD Phone: 01698 753956