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The contact for a number of support groups are belowl. (To do a quick search of this page hold down the CTRL key and press F)

Support Services

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcoholics Anonymous

For anyone who is having a
problem with alcohol.

0845 7697555
Local rates

Open 24 hours, 365 days.

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Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is a worldwide network of self-help groups offering understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers, whether the alcoholic is Alateen is a part of Al-Anon.

For young people aged 12 - 20 who have been affected by someone's else's drinking, usually that of a parent. Alateen provides
understanding and support, which helps them to improve lives and recognise that they are no
longer alone and learn about alcoholism as a "family illness".


61 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4YF

Confidential Helpline:
020 74030888

10.00am - 10.00pm everyday.

Email: alanonuk@aol.com
Website: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Please ring the helpline number for details of local groups.

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Drinkline provides confidential information and advice on sensible
drinking and alcohol misuse.

0800 9178282
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 9.00am - 11.00pm
Sat - Sun 6.00pm - 11.00pm

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Clinical Alcohol Problem Service

The service is an NHS
Trust facility and carries
no charge.

Covers West Suffolk only.

Chrys De Moore,
Clinical Nurse Specialist Alcohol

Gordon Soames,
Social Services
(Community Care Assessment)

Blomfield House
Looms Lane
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EU
Chrys De Moore: 01284 775220
Gordon Soames: 01284 775273

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm

Clinical Alcohol Problem Service's
aim is to work on the desire to
change drinking habits:

• Assessment/counselling/advice
offered to problem drinkers
and/or their families.
• Home detox carried out
if appropriate.
• Community Care Assessment
Advice/support to other
• Referral via GP, Social Services,

Mental Health or Probation only
(no self-referral).

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Home Alcohol Detox Programme

Service offers ssessments and home alcohol detoxification to patients in East Suffolk area.

Community Drugs Team

Jane Hambrook, Nurse
Alcohol Services
37 Berners Street
Ipswich Suffolk
01473 236069

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NORCAS Youth Service

Opening times are flexible. Please contact during office hours for more details.

Services include:
• Support, information and advice
on alcohol and drugs for young people 11-25 (priority 13-21);
• Identification/assessment of young people's needs;
• One to one interview;
• Group work;
• Informal educational workshops to young people on alcohol and
drug issues at various venues dependent on need (e.g. youth clubs, young women’s projects);
• Guidance, information,
workshops and advice to other professionals on alcohol to volatile substance abuse;
• "Mobile" work (rural areas);
• HIV Safe Sex workshops;
• Flexible, a commitment to good practice and adherence to SCODA’s and legal centre’s
principles of working with young drug users;

Adam Roche, Youth Outreach
Janet Holmes, Youth Worker

01502 580450 or 01502

Email: Youth@norcas.org.uk

NORCAS exists to reduce the
physical and psychological damage
to individuals and their families and
thereby to society at large, from the
misuse of drugs or alcohol.
A multi-disciplinary drug and alcohol
service for the Waveney area.
Services are community based
delivering planned packages
of care:

• Access to appropriate
• Referrals (via Social Services) for
residential rehabilitation
• Clinical and other interventions
• Women's worker
• Shared care/prescribing
• Needle Exchange
• Hepatitis B vaccination
• Health checks through clinics
• Access to mental health
• Outreach services; Youth Team,
Community care assessments
• Relapse prevention
• Advice/information on safe sex
• Community support team

Frank About Drugs

0800 776600
Open 24 hours a day.
Provides confidential advice on
drugs to anyone concerned.


"Helping individuals and
communities to manage the effects of drugs and alcohol"

Service is operated during
normal office hours.
The level of confidentiality is dictated by YOU.

Counselling service

01440 823039
01440 743179

The CAROT team provide a
counselling, assessment, referral,
advice and throughcare service to
any inmate who self-refers or is
referred by a member of staff.


Our mission statement is to provide high standards of care for the treatment of people with addictive illnesses. Our belief is that abstinence is an effective, productive way of bringing about the fundamental
change in lives of dependent people in order to allow them to successfully build a better life for themselves.

Counselling Services

Max Cohen, Young Person's
(Young People's Programme)

82 Risbygate Street
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 3AQ

01284 701702
Email: info@focus12.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm.

Focus is a structured day
programme providing intensive
abstinence based treatment for
client and families with drug and
alcohol problems.

Clients may refer themselves
in any way although usually it is
done via the GP or some other
outside referring agency. Contact
can br made by telephone, email,
fax or in certain circumstances by drop-in.

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