Needle Exchange

Inclusion supports a Countywide needle exchange programme as part of their commitment to reducing the potential spread of blood borne viruses. Details of where you can access these services can be found by following the link;

Family/Carer Support

Inclusion offers a support service for the families of adults who misuse drugs or alcohol. They are able to offer a safe and confidential place to talk, offer information and coping strategies, and signpost to other relevant services.
To find out more access the ‘Families Zone’ via the link;

Recovery Champions

Recovery champions are fundamental to the on-going support of service users accessing treatment. Inclusion is constantly seeking to utililise the skills of those individuals having experienced treatment and who are committed to recovery. If you feel you would like to support others in treatment please follow the below link;


Naloxone is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose (including heroin).

Naloxone can be supplied to anyone:

  • currently using illicit opiates, such as heroin
  • receiving opioid substitution therapy
  • leaving prison with a history of drug use
  • who has previously used opiate drugs (to protect in the event of relapse)

With the agreement of someone to whom naloxone can be supplied, it can also be provided to their family members, carers, peers and friends. If you would like access to a kit, please contact Inclusion drug service directly for more information 0300 5550101. The more kits that are out there in the community, the more lives that can be saved!

Naloxone Naloxone Kit

Inpatient Detox and Residential Rehab

Inpatient detox and residential rehab (known as Tier 4 Services) can provide effective responses to those with the most severe drug and alcohol problems. They can enable individuals to move towards long term abstinence when appropriate in their recovery journey.

Inpatient Detox

Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment in Cambridgeshire involves a short episode (usually up to 2 weeks) of hospital based medical treatment and takes the form of assisted withdrawal from illegal and substitute medication.
In Cambridgeshire we have 3 designated commissioned inpatient detox beds (drugs and alcohol) which are based on the Mulberry Ward at Fulbourn Hospital. The service is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).

Inclusion Drug and Alcohol services assess and prepare individuals for detox and manage the waiting list. Individuals can only access the inpatient beds through Inclusion treatment services.

Residential Rehabilitation

Residential rehab delivers programmes designed to support service users to live drug and alcohol free lives, focusing on short and long term coping strategies and life skills required to achieve this.

Cambridgeshire does not have a residential rehab ‘in county’ so any agreed placements are out of area. There are a number of rehabs across the country, each different in their philosophy and model, we feel that it is important for individuals to choose a placement based on their individual support needs and an approach that they feel comfortable with.

Any member of the public can pay for private placements which can vary significantly in price, duration and package of care. Individuals who access community drug and alcohol services in Cambridgeshire can request funded rehabilitation placements in which there is a clear pathway in place. Before any application is made there are a number of assessments conducted by specialist social workers and planning work undertaken. Funding decisions for placements are made at a multiagency panel which meets on a monthly basis.

Find out more:

Tier 4 Leaflet

Tier 4 Leaflet

Mulberry 1 Opiate detox Leaflet

Mulberry 1 Opiate detox Leaflet

Mulberry 1 Alcohol Detox Leaflet

Mulberry 1 Alcohol Detox Leaflet