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Community Drug & Alcohol Team
What is CDAT?
The community drug and alcohol team is a multidisciplinary agency working in the statutory sector, whose philosophy embraces the concept of harm minimisation. Our holistic approach aims to provide the forum which can empower the client to achieve their full potential.
How do you access the CDAT?
The CDAT is an adult service which primarily targets 18-70 year olds.
We treat clients with substance misuse problems with one or more of the following:
We do not accept self referral and we are not a crisis centre.
Who works for the CDAT?
The Community Drug and Alcohol Team is a multi-disciplinary agency in the Statutory sector working towards harm reduction and minimisation.
We are a secondary care service for substance misusers who require specialist interventions, encompassing their medical, psychological and social needs.
Due to the work which is undertaken by the CDAT which is highly personal, there are strict guidelines to ensure that your confidentiality is maintained. These guidelines will be discussed fully with you at the onset of your assessment in line with Swansea NHS Trust Policies.
What can you do?
We do not want you to stop taking all of your drugs before your appointment as this could be very dangerous. We would however request that you minimise the amount of drugs and/or alcohol that you take before your appointment . We would ask that you take just enough to avoid feeling unwell because of withdrawal symptons.If you are intoxicated when you attend for assessment, you will be asked to leave and given a further appointment date. This will cause a delay to your assessment and your future treatment will be delayed.
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