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If you are worried about your own or someone else's drug or alcohol use, please click "Read more" to see contact details for the local services near you.

The Stages Recovery Cafe door is open!

The SUN Network, is pleased to announce The Stages Recovery Café is now open in Cambridge on Wednesdays 2.00-4.00pm at The Box Café on Norfolk Street, and in Wisbech on Tuesdays 1.00-3.00pm at the Rosmini Centre.

Free Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) Training - New dates released

Inclusion Alcohol Treatment Service is offering simple IBA training courses for professionals and non professionals in Cambridgeshire.
This training is free of charge and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

2nd Annual Recovery Conference - 17th June 2014

Cambridgeshire Safer Communities Partnership Team is pleased to announce details of this years recovery conference entitled Celebrating Recovery Together – Families and beyond’.

This event will once again provide the opportunity for professionals, service users, families, friends, carers and recovery champions to come along to share experiences and meet other people committed to the promotion and support of recovery in the community.

New Adult Alcohol Treatment Service Provider in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Safer Communities Partnership Team is pleased to announce that Inclusion is the new adult alcohol treatment service provider from 1st April 2014.

Under the new contract, Inclusion will aim to provide effective preventative and recovery focussed treatment to people in a range of settings appropriate to their needs. This brings together both the drug and alcohol services across the county under one organisation.
To contact Inclusion please call: 0300 555 0101 (charged at local rate) or visit their website for further information www.inclusion-cambridgeshire.org.uk

Clare's Law (Domestic Violence) Disclosure Scheme

Following a successful 14-month pilot in four police force areas, which provided more than 100 people with potentially life-saving information, the Clare’s Law disclosure scheme will be rolled out nationally by the Home Office on Saturday 8th March 2014. Clare’s Law, or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, has two functions:
• ‘right to ask’ - this enables someone to ask the police about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts. A precedent for such a scheme exists with the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme; and
• ‘right to know’ - police can proactively disclose information in prescribed circumstances.

Alert to Pharmacists and Prescribers for vigilance; Misuse of Pregabalin and Gabapentin

Misuse of Pregabalin and Gabapentin

Street names: Bud and Bud Lite

It is acknowledged by clinicians specialising in substance misuse or working in prisons that pregabalin and gabapentin are highly sought medications because of their use in enhancing the effects of opiates and their own inherent abuse potential.

Pregabalin or Gabapentin abuse may be a risk factor for overdose particularly if used in combination with alcohol, opiates and other CNS depressant drugs.

There is increasing concern that GPs are now being targeted for these drugs in the community but that they are unaware of their illicit value. Urgent Care Cambridgeshire has reported concerns over the increase in requests for top-ups for these drugs out of hours.

Novel Psychoactive Substances and Club Drugs Strategy

Cambridgeshire DAAT launched it's two year strategy to raise awareness and reduce the harm linked to the use of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Club Drugs within the county.

E-Newsletter launched - Christmas edition now available

Cambridgeshire Safer Communities Partnership Team has produced the 1st edition of their e-newsletter to inform partners of what is happening in the drug & alcohol sector. Thank you to everyone that contributed to it.

Alcohol Awareness Resources

Following National Alcohol Awareness Week during November, Cambridgeshire DAAT still has some resources available. If you would like to continue to raise awareness about the impact of alcohol use by displaying the posters and scratch-cards please contact us.

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