Staffordshire Model for Effective Recovery (SMER)
In Staffordshire, we are ambitious for people who misuse drugs and alcohol, their families and the communities in which they live; we want to offer them a menu of services that enables them to make life choices to ensure an optimum level of independence including being drink and drug free. We will do this by developing a countywide matrix of service that includes three phases of intervention:
education and prevention services provided by regulated trainers using PRIDE accredited materials;
treatment services that will provide tailored and integrated support, to address the range of complex and interrelated issues faced by the service user, their families and communities affected by substance misuse;
aftercare and support enabling the establishment and maintenance of independence and assisting service users to acquire life skills, a stable living environment and opportunities to enter work (paid and unpaid), education and/or training.
The aim of the countywide matrix of service is to provide a fully integrated substance misuse service for both drug and alcohol clients within the community and those referred for treatment via the criminal justice system. The service will focus on recovery and social reintegration whilst working with clients, their carers and families to reduce the harms caused by substance misuse.