Drugs & Alcohol

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Date: 01/03/2018
Area of concern: Peterborough
Type of alert: Heroin
Source: Hospitals and Drug Services

Peterborough City Council have advised:

If has come to our attention today of 4 incidences of heroin overdose across Peterborough (3 cases) and Cambridge area (1 case).

There is little information to provide other than all incidences were linked to Heroin. One of the incidences was linked to heroin that was light grey/pearl in colour. There is concern regarding the purity levels of street heroin currently being used.

Please disseminate this alert to your peers with immediate action.

Please share information with services and their peers, and report any concerns to services as soon as possible.

If they are feeling unwell after using heroin seek and suspect they have used one or more of the substances referred to in this alert message, please call an ambulance immediately.

If Naloxone kits are required in Peterborough call Aspire on 0800 111 4354 or 01733 895 624 If Naloxone kits are required in Cambridgeshire call Inclusion on 0300 555 01 01

If you have any further queries, please contact Safer Peterborough Partnership 01733 863880

Therefore please be aware when purchasing particularly from a different source or if you are unsure test a small amount first.

Services that can assist with Alcohol and Drug related problems


Offices in St Neots, Huntingdon, Ely, Wisbech, Cambridge Mill Road and Arbury.

Inclusion provide adult drug & alcohol treatment services across the county of Cambridgeshire. The contract includes all community drug and alcohol treatment interventions. 1-2-1 support, Group therapy, Detoxification if required and opportunity to apply for rehabilitation services.

Self-referral service 0300 555 0101


The Sanctuary

Peterborough and Cambridge – Telephone 111 and ask for first response

Providing a safe place for people with Mental Health issues, Dual Diagnosis Mental Health and Addiction Issues including Drugs and or Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 9177 650

Free calls from mobiles 24 hours help line or visit for a list of meetings in your area


Narcotics Anonymous

0300 999 1212 Line open 10am till Midnight


Cocaine Anonymous Landline

Free 0800 612 0225 Mobiles Call 0300 111 2285


Drink Aware

A national charity that offers advice, support, information and self help tools for alcohol



Aspire is available to provide support for those with substance misuse issues and support for their families and carers within the Peterborough area.


Talk to Frank

A support line for anyone with questions/concerns surrounding drugs.


Alcohol Concern

Help, advice and support to manage alcohol intake



National alcohol helpline

Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm)

Al-Anon Family Groups 

offers support to families and friends of problem drinkers.



A UK wide treatment agency that helps support people to manage the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.



A national charity helping families affected by drugs and alcohol


The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa)

Free confidential email and telephone helpline for children of alcohol dependent parents

0800 358 3456


CASUS – Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service

They provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families.


Apps available from the Play Store

Just for Today NA

Miranda Davis

Drug Addiction

Smith Blessing

Recovery Cafes Run by Sun Network


The Edge Café

Brookfield NHS Site, Mill Rd, CB1 3DF

Every Thursday 12-3pm


Hill Ephesus café

Market Hill, Huntingdon

Every Wednesday 12-2pm


The Countess Free Church


Every Monday 10am – 12pm

For more information on the Cafes please call Sun Network on 07710 998368 or email us! For more ways to contact us visit our contact page!