Our ABC Classification of Class A addiction Severity
Use as a simple way of categorising starting and follow-up severity in evaluating all our services
Adrift: Doing major self/social damage
by injection or chaotic use of Class A and/or other street drugs Using DIRTY/ Shared needles = Ad;
Using CLEAN needles= Ac.
Better / Semi-stable; No evidence of injecting
and accepting substitutes but still often using street drugs on top.
Clean of Street Drugs: Stable Class A street clean Stable on variable dose of substitute medication
Detoxing : Undergoing a Home or Clinic
Escaping : Post-Detox.
Undergoing Rehab/Relapse Surveillance
Free: Reintegrating into Society : either at Work (FW) Parenting (FP) in Training (FT) or
Job Seeking (FJS) Retired (FR)
Gone away: Died of Drug use (GDD) Died
of Other cause (GDO) or Left the area (GL)
Hung up: No improvement in CareCred
Score after Nine months. Judged to be stuck scheme stopped but surveillance continued.
Qualified: Remained free of Class A for Nine Months or more. Scheme stopped and certificate issued
but surveillance continued.
CONTINUOUS SEVERITY GRADING
As an integral part of the clinical recording of Carecred
earnings, ECBC classifies the severity of each patient's starting grade as well as any subsequent changes. Thus our service
can provide data to commissioning groups which will allow them to compare the clinical performances of all their commissioned
treatment organisations with each other and with other services elsewhere. Our feedback to clinicians will both audit
their own performances and clarify which patients are not benefiting from the scheme. Our use of mobile phone follow-up linked
to rewards is a key feature of our being able to track the outcome patients who are so often itinerant.
Click here to download Coop Card explaining the CareCred scheme