Drug and Alcohol Services

Drug and alcohol misuse are two significant issues facing people today and they can be very harmful to your physical and mental health and wellbeing. 

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 services provided include:

  • Open Access Services for all
  • Harm Reduction Services
  • Structured Group Work Programme
  • Recovery Support and Aftercare
  • Outreach and Community Initiatives
  • Family Interventions
  • Support to Families and Carers
  • Specialist Nursing Staff
  • A revitalised Shared Care Service
  • Dedicated Recovery Workers
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Activities and Trips
To find out more about the services provided by Turning Point and their partner organisations you can visit the Suffolk Wellbeing Cloud here

Where to get help

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:

Contact: 0300 123 0872


Secure email for referrals:



Sanderson House,
11-17 Museum Street 
IP1 1HE 

Bury St Edmunds

Garland House
2 Looms Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1HE


Woodbury House
Mill Road
NR33 0PP

Young People’s Service

Sanderson House, 
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.

Alcohol Recovery Project

Anglia Care Trust work with identified 'street drinkers' to support them into and through their recovery. Find out more here

Additional Services in Suffolk (not directly commissioned by Public Health) 

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. 

NORCAS provide support, information and advice around drugs and alcohol for anyone aged 65 and over. To find out more contact 01284 766693 or take a look at their information sheet here.

Commissioning Intentions

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.  

Inpatient Detoxification and Residential Rehabilitation Services

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

Drug and Alcohol Training for Professionals

Click here to find out about the highly acclaimed drug and alcohol training programmes available for professionals in Suffolk. 

Useful Websites

Talk to Frank

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Al-Anon Family Support Groups

DDN Help