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New scheme to help drink and drug users

PUBLISHED: 13:58 02 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:50 03 March 2010

A NEW day programme has been set up in Ipswich by Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust to help individuals with drug and alcohol problems.

Named The Junction, the structured day programme aims to encourage individuals to explore issues surrounding their drug and alcohol use, and help them develop strategies that should enable them to make the necessary changes required to lead a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

A NEW day programme has been set up in Ipswich by Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust to help individuals with drug and alcohol problems.

Named The Junction, the structured day programme aims to encourage individuals to explore issues surrounding their drug and alcohol use, and help them develop strategies that should enable them to make the necessary changes required to lead a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

The programme runs 5 days a week over a 12 week period, and focuses on healthy living, life and social skills, relapse prevention as well as alternative therapy and leisure activities.

The programme allows people to open up and gain support, from each other and professionals, in a safe, therapeutic environment. Individuals are encouraged to take responsibility for their past and present behaviour, and to examine the effect their behaviour has had on others around them. They are taught skills that they can employ in their everyday lives..

Anybody who would like more information about the service should contact staff at The Junction on 01473 215468.


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