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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 Consultation

Cambridgeshire DAAT are undertaking a consultation on our proposed two year strategic approach towards raising awareness and reducing 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.

REACH Peer Led Support Service

R.E.A.C.H. Recovery Exists and Can Happen
REACH is a group of individuals who have all suffered physically & psychologically from drug and/or alcohol dependency. They have all learned to live their lives in a more optimistic and realistic way, free from substance use. They are a team committed to supporting those individuals who are suffering as they did. They provide their community with positive visibility of recovery.

Free Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) Training

The Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Addaction are pleased to offer simple IBA training courses for professionals and non professionals in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Link up and Feedback - Independent Service User Group

“Link Up & Feed Back is fighting for better, safer and quicker treatment for people living with drug and alcohol problems in Cambridgeshire by recruiting members who have experienced drug and alcohol issues.”

Link – Up and Feedback Service User Group was launched in 2012 in Cambridge city and is going from strength to strength. The group meets to discuss an array of topics. The group is keen to hear opinions from a range of individuals, those who access treatment services as well as those individuals not currently engaged in services. The group meets fortnightly at the Livingstones café, St Andrews Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, 1.00pm

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