We commission treatment services to support adults and young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse. Drug and alcohol services for adults and young people in Suffolk are provided by Turning Point in conjunction with Suffolk Family Carers and Iceni.
The drug and alcohol service will be delivered from a network of locations that will be open from Monday-Saturday and will be permanently staffed by local teams. If you, a family member or friend need advice about drug or alcohol misuse or would like to make a referral into treatment:
11-17 Museum Street
2 Looms Lane
Bury St Edmunds
11-17 Museum Street
Young People's Drug and Alcohol Use Screening Tool (DUST)
The DUST form is designed for use with young people about whom there may be concerns regarding drug and alcohol use. A full editable copy of the screen tool can be found here with full instructions to undertake the form, where to access further help and information and where to send it.
Focus 12 is an independent charity in Bury St Edmunds providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
East Coast Recovery specialise in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction through a residential rehabilitation programme.
The Matthew Project provide drug and alcohol services in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Suffolk they offer information sessions to young people in settings such as schools, community and youth venues.
We have undertaken a programme of market engagement and service user and carer involvement to determine how we provide drug and alcohol services. This resulted in a set of commissioning intentions which you can view here.
The way we commission detox and rehab placements for Suffolk residents is changing. From the 1st April 2017, service users who are eligible will be able to access the appropriate facility according to their specific needs. A tender process is currently underway to invite organisations who deliver detox and rehab to bid to become included in the Suffolk Framework Agreement. Once in place, the Framework will allow service users to select the appropriate placement for them, based on the type of treatment they need. All Suffolk County Council tender opportunities can be found on the e-tendering system at www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Click here to find out about the highly acclaimed drug and alcohol training programmes available for professionals in Suffolk.