International Overdose Awareness Day 2021
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day (https://www.overdoseday.com/ ) a global event that we proudly support by working towards preventing overdose, reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing support to people, families and loved ones affected by substance misuse and overdose.
The message? That every person’s life is valuable and that stigmatising people who use drugs needs to stop. The tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Time to Remember, Time to Act
What we do
In Surrey we partner with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, providing the i-access service which supports adults with all types of drug use and dependant alcohol problems.
- 1-1 Support – offering harm reduction advice, health and wellbeing self-help, progress review and signposting.
- Woking Needle Xchange – free and confidential service which helps reduce drug related harm to individuals and communities. Access to safe injecting equipment and safe disposal .
- Detoxification Services – providing support for withdrawal from substances. We offer several options from home to inpatient detoxification.
- Support Groups – SMART peer support groups within i-access and over 12 peer-led groups across Surrey.
- Family Support – for those affected by a loved one’s use
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We work with people – specialised services:
- As a charity we also provide up to 12 weeks of free Reach Out counselling for those affected by substance use and provide group support for families and friends affected.
- We partner with HOST (Homeless Outreach Support Team) and outreach to the homeless community in Guildford and Woking – identfying those with substance use and working to engage them into services.
- We work with the victims of cuckooing – working to prevent drug dealers taking over homes of vulnerable individuals in order to use it as a base for drug trafficking.
- We help support people with their mental health and wellbeing through our Community Connections service.
- We work in partnership to provide drug and alcohol support as part of a Family Safeguarding Team.
- We provide drug and alcohol support as part of a Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service
All our services work with people in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment, helping to reduce harm in our community and making a difference to peoples’ lives.