Frequently Asked Questions

Please speak to one of the professionals involved in your care, that might be your drug or alcohol worker, your child’s social worker (if they have one) or your solicitor (if you have one). They will be able to refer you to come and have an assessment with us.

If you don’t have any professionals involved with you or your child, then please call us to find out about a self-referral.

We know that every case is different, and we have experience of working with many families over the years. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone for an informal chat to find out more about us and what we can offer.

To help work out if we are the right service to meet your needs, we will carry out an assessment with you.

This is a chance for us to find out a bit more about you and your child. We will ask you about your current and previous drug /alcohol use. We will ask you about life before you used drugs / alcohol and what you hope life will look like after drugs/alcohol.

We like you to come to visit Trevi as part of the assessment, as this will give you chance to look at the rooms, meet some of the staff and other women and children living here.

The assessment is also your chance to ask us things and to help you work out if our service is the right one for you.

We can detox women from alcohol, from methadone, buprenorphine and diazepam. We also work closely with another rehab who can detox people with more complex needs.

We find that most women chose to detox here with their child.

We offer lots of support during your detox period and you may well be surprised that it wasn’t as bad as you feared.

We will talk about this with you at assessment as we need to help decide with you what will be best for you and your child.

We know that every women’s circumstances are different.

You can bring more than one child to live with you at Trevi, but if you have other children who are not currently living with you, this might not be the best option for them.

We will talk to you about your other children during your assessment and start to explore what contact with them could look like. We understand that it will feel really difficult to be away from them, but we have found that older children are often happy to see you getting the help you need. Brothers and sisters are welcome to come and visit and we are able to have overnight stays.

We will make sure that you have lots of support as you are reunited with your baby at Trevi House. We understand that you may feel very anxious about having your child back in your care, or you might not! We will listen to you and try to put in place the support that you feel you and your child need.

We would encourage you to read the Residents Handbook, which we give you at assessment.

If you are given a place with us, we will stay in contact with you whilst you are waiting to be admitted. During that time, we will continue to get to know you and be able to hopefully answer any questions.

Coming to Trevi House is the start of a new life, which can be terrifying as well as exciting!