Addiction to Online Medicine Service
The Addiction to Online Medicine Service (AtOM) is a free and confidential service which specifically focuses on the harm caused by medication or illicit drugs bought on the internet.
We offer help for people who live in the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham, who are experiencing problems with these drugs.
If you are not sure if we work with your medicine, you can contact us by phone or email so we can discuss your situation. We also work with any illicit drugs which you purchase online.
How can someone be referred?
People can refer themselves to this service by calling 020 3315 6111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The service is based within the CNWL’s Club Drug Clinic at 69, Warwick Road, Earl’s Court.
What to expect
When you visit the Addiction to Online Medicine Service, you will meet with one of your team who will complete a detailed assessment of the problems you are facing.
After this, together you will agree a clinical plan to help you achieve the goals and changes you identify.
Although many people ask for help with stopping using medicine, we also work with people who want to cut down their use or want to change their pattern of use.
Our clinical team includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, family therapists and a mindfulness practitioner. We work together to develop a specific plan for each person.
Your treatment will depend on the goals you agree with us. Most treatment is carried out ‘one to one’ but we also offer group work for certain problems.
Types of treatment we offer:
- How to change your drug use and maintain that change
- If you are dependent (addicted) to a medicine, we will discuss detoxification (detox) with you
- Help with other problems such as anxiety, depression and stress
- Depending on your problem, you may be offered medicine
- We also work with family members or friends but only if you agree to this.