Livingstone House is the detoxification and primary treatment centre.
It offers 3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each room and 4 single rooms. This is the first port of call for all people who are admitted to the programme. On admission Service Users are comprehensively assessed and a management plan formulated by John Hagans – Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Specialist General Practitioners in Substance Misuse in conjunction with the Service User to most efficiently achieve a drug free state.
As part of this plan a comprehensive action plan is formulated which involves blood borne virus screening, vaccination and referral if necessary. Dentistry, sexual health and other physical/mental health needs are also assessed and treated. In this time the Service User is required to engage in the programme at Livingstone House and will write a Life Story and following this commence on Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3. On completion of these assignments, the Service User then moves to Livingstone Sanctuary for their secondary treatment.
We are a Treatment Centre based in Small Heath, Birmingham provides a Comprehensive and “holistic” Treatment programme for individuals aged 18 – 64.
Our Residential Unit comprises of a Detoxification, Primary Treatment, Secondary Treatment and Re-entry phase back into society. We also provide Aftercare, Assertive Outreach, Family and Community Support Services.
Livingstone House works from an abstinence based philosophy so that each person may reach a clearer understanding of their Addictive Behaviour Problem. The Home Director is resident 24 hours and is a House Mother.