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17th February 2019

Suffolk Show: Learn about Drug and Alcohol Misuse


Officers from Suffolk Coastal’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) in partnership with Ipswich CSP will be setting up camp at this year’s Suffolk Show to help raise awareness about drug and alcohol misuse.

The mobile police pod will be on hand at this years Suffolk Show, taking place on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 at Trinity Park, and will be offering information and advice about drug and alcohol misuse. The team will also be asking visitors what concerns they have about misuse and collating information.

“Visitors of all ages can visit the team and find out more about drug and alcohol misuse including the health risks and potential impacts on other aspects of life including family, school or work,” said Cllr Doreen Savage, Suffolk Coastal Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) Board Member.

“It will be interesting to see what concerns or comments visitors to the Suffolk Show have about drug and alcohol misuse and it will help us when running training or advice sessions in the future,” added Cllr Savage.

The team will also be promoting June as National Recovery month by handing out purple ribbons for people to show their support and raise awareness about treatment for drug and alcohol misuse.

“Alcohol can have a serious affect on the body so it is a good opportunity to help people of all ages understand the facts about drug and alcohol misuse so they can make informed choices for themselves.

“Some people may not be aware of the support network that is out there for getting treatment for substance misuse so it will also be an opportunity to find out more about the hard work that goes on in the community,” added Cllr Savage.

To find out more about the information and advice on offer at the Suffolk Show residents can contact the community safety officer on 07768 817607 or email Julia.catterwell@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

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