New drug and alcohol service to be launched

A new drug and alcohol service will be launched on Friday (February 1), to be run by health and social care charity CRI.

The CRI Northamptonshire Integrated Recovery Service will have premises in Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Daventry and Corby.

Nic Adamson, deputy director of the charity, said: “The new service that CRI will be delivering in Northamptonshire will provide vital support to people in the community who may be struggling with drug and alcohol issues.

“We pride ourselves on providing tailored treatment to individuals to enable them to get their lives back on track and play a positive role in the community.”

The charity will also work with partners to deliver treatment via satellite services in rural areas.

The service will not only provide advice, information and medical treatment for people worried about alcohol or drugs, but will offer support to their families and friends.

CRI has been commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council and it will work in partnership with voluntary organisations The Bridge, which provides drug recovery services, and Aquarius which specialises in alcohol treatment after care support.

For more information on the service, both professionals and members of the public can contact CRI Northamptonshire Integrated Recovery Service on 0845 034 4549 or northants@cri.org.uk.