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Drug and alcohol services

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Ipswich Borough Council does not directly provide a support and advice service for people affected by alcohol or drugs, however we work with a number of partners who can provide this service.

Services provided for adults and young people in Ipswich are provided by Turning Point in conjunction with Suffolk Family Carers and Iceni.

The services provided include:

  • Open access services for all
  • Harm reduction services
  • Structured group work programme
  • Recovery support and aftercare
  • Outreach and community initiatives
  • Family interventions
  • Support to families and carers
  • Specialist nursing staff
  • A revitalised shared care service
  • Dedicated recovery workers
  • Complementary therapies
  • Activities and trips.

Where to get help

If you, a family member or friend need advice about drug or alcohol misuse or would like to make a referral into treatment contact:

Turning Point Suffolk Recovery Network
Sanderson House
17-19 Museum Street
Ipswich
IP1 1HE

Telephone: 01473 220240
Email: Suffolk@turning-point.co.uk

Help for young people

Youth service (for anyone up to their 25th birthday) offered by specialist youth recovery workers on referral.

Young people's Drug & alcohol Use Screening Tool (DUST) referral form

Turning Point
Sanderson House
17-19 Museum Street
Ipswich IP1 1HE

Useful websites

Talk to Frank
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Al-Anon Family Support Groups
Health and Wellbeing Suffolk

Contact Details

Community Safety,
Ipswich Borough Council
2E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433272