Addaction has been awarded the contract for providing services to people across Shropshire who are affected by drug and alcohol problems.
The new service has been commissioned by Shropshire Council and will form part of Shropshire Recovery Partnership (SRP). It starts on 1 April 2019.
The organisation, which has been working in Shropshire for the past three years, will expand its service to support both adults and young people and offer specific support for families and carers throughout the county. Treatment options will be flexible, bespoke to the individual and easy to access. There will be a greater focus on reducing harm to families and the community.
Addaction is one of the UK's leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities, working with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach.
Each year the charity supports around 140,000 people around the UK affected by their own or someone else's alcohol, drug or mental health problem.
Contract manager Claire Morris said: "This is an exciting opportunity for new partnerships and community activities to help make recovery visible in the community."
Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing added: “We know that substance misuse not only affects the individual concerned but can also have a detrimental impact on their loved ones. It’s vital that individuals, their families and friends know how to get the advice and support they need.
“I am therefore really pleased that we have commissioned Addaction to help us ensure that adults and young people get the support they need to enable them to move on with their lives.”
For more information about Addaction visit https://www.addaction.org.uk/
If you or someone you know is affected by substance misuse please call Shropshire Recovery Partnership 01743 294700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.