A NEW organisation will be running Thurrock’s adult drug and alcohol treatment services next month.
Following a competitive tender exercise, Inclusion will be taking over on 1 April – and have taken over the lease of the existing site at the junction of Orsett Road and Milton Road in Grays
The service oversees the whole treatment and recovery pathway for those who misuse substances in the borough.
The work covers identifying the initial addiction and its cause; the treatment required, from one-to-one support or group work to a supervised prescription, including community or residential detox/rehabilitation.
The team will also work to help the client maintain their recovery and return to the community – possibly as a “peer mentor” working with others, or back into work.
Inclusion also operate the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Recovery College, offering access to support and talking therapies for people who want help addressing their needs.
Cllr James Halden, Thurrock Council’s Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, said: “It is important the council ensures this service continues uninterrupted and in the same place, and that these vulnerable people know their service will still be there for them.”