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Reaching out to people with Drug and Alcohol problems

22nd June 2010

The existing services in Newham for people concerned about their drug use are being extended by a new service at Anchor House.  A specialist Nurse from the Drug and Alcohol Service for London (DASL) will be hosting a weekly “surgery”, every Friday afternoon from 25th June 2010.

The nurse will be providing advice, signposting and referral to appropriate drug and alcohol treatment services for residents of Canning Town and the local area, with a private meeting room available for the nurse to carry out assessments and maintain confidentiality. The aim is to have this service open to everyone, and to create an atmosphere where people do not feel stigmatized for approaching or talking about any concerns they may have for themselves or someone they know.

Residents of the community are invited to this drop-in service, and will be seen on a first come first served basis.

“This is a really exciting new partnership for Anchor House”, says Maurice Price, Head of Personal Development.  “It builds on our existing work and partnerships with Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous: giving the local community access to a service without stigma.  DASL are the ideal partner with their outstanding reputation for engaging with difficult to reach drug users.”

 This service will be held every Friday from 25th June 2010, between 12noon – 3.30pm at:

 Anchor House

81 Barking Road

London E16 4HB

 For information please contact Anchor House on 0207 476 6062.

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