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DAAT E-Newsletter

The DAAT has produced their latest e-newsletter highlighting some of the work that has been carried out during 2014. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this.

Alcohol Awareness Month November 2014

To coincide with Alcohol Awareness Week which is taking place between 17th – 23rd of November, Cambridgeshire DAAT and the Harm Reduction Group is looking to have a particular focus on sport and alcohol. The two key aims are:
•Highlighting the impact of alcohol on sport and performance – The purpose being to target individuals who are already interested in health and fitness and highlighting how excessive alcohol consumption could impact of their performance.
•Highlighting the Morning After Campaign – There are thousands of people taking part in sport across Cambridgeshire every week and in particular at the weekends. The purpose is to inform people who either watch or participate in sport the morning after a drinking session, to be aware of the dangers of drink driving.

Events will also take place across Cambridgeshire throughout the month of November.

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

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.


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