Launched in June 2013, Spectrum’s ALS service provides brief interventions, treatment advice and follow-up care to patients who have an alcohol related illness or injury and are admitted to Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

The Alcohol Liaison Service aims to treat the underlying cause of alcohol-related illness and injury and stop patients from being repeatedly admitted to A & E without accessing support for problematic drinking.

We provide:

  • information about alcohol units
  • support with harmful drinking and alcohol dependency
  • advice about ways that alcohol can affect your health
  • support with alcohol detoxification
  • help to reduce your drinking gradually
  • Medication to help reduce the risk of withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse
  • Follow-up support to maintain your recovery
  • Referral to other agencies to support with issues such as mental health and counselling