Drug and Alcohol Support 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.

There are treatment services to support adults and young people affected by drug and alcohol misuse in Suffolk. Drug and Alcohol treatment services for adults and young people in Suffolk are provided by Turning Point in conjunction with Suffolk Family Carers and Iceni.  

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
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Activities and trips

 

Find out more information from Turning Point


Where can I can get help?

Drug and alcohol treatment and support is available across Suffolk. Services are open Monday-Saturday and are staffed by local teams. If you, a family member or a friend need advice or support with drug or alcohol misuse, or would like a referral into treatment, you can contact: 

Phone: 0300 123 0872

Email: suffolk@turning-point.co.uk

Secure email for referrals: ECHUB.turningpointsuffolk@nhs.net

 

Ipswich
Sanderson House
11-17 Museum Street
Ipswich
IP1 1HE

Bury St. Edmunds
Garland House
2 Looms Lane
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 1HB

 

Lowestoft
Woodbury House
Mill Road
Lowestoft
NR33 0PP

Young People’s Service
Sanderson House
11-17 Museum Street
Ipswich
IP1 1HE

 

 

 

 

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. Download an editable copy of the screening tool (PDF, 297KB) with full instructions to undertake the form, where to access further help and information and where to send it.


Additional support in Suffolk

  • Anglia Care Trust work with identified 'street drinkers' to support them into and through their recovery. Find out more about their community safety services
  • 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 (PDF, 112KB).

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