Support & Useful Links - Drugs
Support for Recovery
If you or somebody you know is struggling with substance misuse and wish to begin or continue a recovery journey our local support and recovery organisation is CGL Aspire.
Address: 102-104 Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1DY
Telephone: 01733 895624 / 0800 1114354
Fax: 01733 349221
A further hub in Bretton will open in mid-May.The service will also have a base in Orton, at Unit 26 Herlington Centre, Orton Malbourne, Peterborough, PE2 5PW. This will be open from 4th April.
Talk to your GP
A good place to start is to visit your GP. Your GP can discuss your concerns with you, assess the nature of your problems and help you choose the most appropriate treatment. Your GP might offer to treat you or might refer you to your local specialist drug service.
Many drug treatment services accept self-referrals so, if you're not comfortable talking to your GP, you might be able to approach your local drug treatment service directly.
The following links provide information about the harms of drugs and the support available.
The Safer Peterborough Partnership
The Safer Peterborough Partnership is the body responsible for delivering the National Drug strategy at a local level.
Our three year plan is an overarching strategy looking at the key themes from the national drug strategies.
The three key themes from these are:
- Reducing Demand
Creating an environment where the vast majority of people who have never taken drugs continue to remain substance free and making it easier for those that do use illicit substances to stop.
- Restricting Supply
By robust national and local enforcement, we must make Peterborough unattractive destination to those dealing in drugs.
- Building Recovery in Communities
We will ensure those people that want to take the necessary steps to tackle their dependency have the service and support in place to ensure recovery is achievable.
Overarching aims are:
- Reduce illicit and other harmful drug use.
- Increase the numbers recovering from their dependence.
Using the three key themes and the two overarching aims as our base the partnership has developed a strategy which aims to tackle a vast number of local issues related to drugs.