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A new drug treatment centre is being set up in Welwyn Garden City.
Hertfordshire Drug partnership has used £25,300 of Home office funding to refurbish part of the old ambulance headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, so the substance misuse provider Turning Point Hertsreach can see clients there.
The revamp means people from the borough who misuse drugs or alcohol no longer have to travel to St Albans or Hertford for their no-clinical treatment.
The Adcots Lane centre offers open access treatment for everyone over 18 with one-to-one and group counselling, friends and family support groups and complementary therapies, like acupuncture.
The premises are still partly used by staff of the county’s drug Intervention Programme, which works to reduce drug-related offending by helping people involved in crime and class A drug misuse to seek treatment.
Keith Emsall, Executive Member for Community Safety and Culture told Heart: “We don’t want drug and alcohol treatment in Hertfordshire to be a postcode lottery. We want everyone to have easy access to services and the revamp of the old DIP premises has opened up services to the people of Welwyn Hatfield.”
“As well as helping people to beat their drug or alcohol addiction, the centre also offers support service to families and carers of drug misusers, which is vitally important.”
Hertsreach Welwyn Garden City is officially launching the new premises with an open day on Thursday February 18th.
Contact Hertsreach Welwyn Garden City on 01707 343801 for appointments every day including one late night per week.