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Join us for our 'Virtual Open Morning' for the Edward Myers Unit, our drug and alcohol detoxification inpatient service.

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As part of Dry January 2022, North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust is inviting you to join its 'Virtual Open Morning' for the Edward Myers Unit.

Edward Myers Unit (EMU), based at Harplands Hospital, North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust, is a 14-bedded 24/7 inpatient service delivering drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment.

It is part of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) and is 1 of only 6 NHS Trusts across the country which delivers such specialist inpatient treatment within the NHS.

Wednesday 12 January 2022 – 10am–12pm via MS Teams (link to be supplied upon registering)

Data published by Public Health England (PHE) indicates that there are approximately 8.4 million people in England who now drink at higher levels of risk and that there are an estimated 602, 391 dependent drinkers, of whom 82% are not accessing treatment (Public Health England, 2021; taken from Alcohol Change, 2021).

In the West Midlands region alone, there are approximately 62,570 people who are alcohol dependent (Public Health England, 2020). Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill health and disability among 15–49-year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages (Alcohol Change, 2021). Furthermore, the effects of alcohol costs £11billion in society due to alcohol-related crime and £7 billon of lost productivity due to alcohol misuse (PHE, 2016), impacting on individuals, their families and on society.

As part of Dry January 2022, Edward Myers Unit is inviting partner agencies, professionals, commissioners, external organisations and members of the public from across the country, to 'virtually' visit the unit and meet the staff, learn more about the work that we do, and find out more about the services available, including learning more about the private alcohol detox service that we are also pleased to offer.

The service has developed this new website to showcase our substance misuse recovery services for people with complex physical and mental health needs to community drug and alcohol services across the UK as well as private individuals: https://edwardmyersunit.co.uk/

We hope that you will be able to join us.

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