New treatment centre opens in Croydon to combat increased 'club drug' use
6:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A new alcohol and drug treatment centre has been launched in Croydon amid warnings of increased party drug use in the town.
The Croydon Drug Agency (CDA), based in Katherine Street opposite Croydon’s Town Hall, drop in offers one-to-one and group support and advice and information on healthy living, education, training and employment.
It also offers support to families of people who have problems with drugs. Anyone over the age of 18 can call into the service for advice.
Speaking about the new service, Foundation66’s area manager Cassie Dyer, said: "Like most of the UK, Croydon has seen an increase in the number of people using ‘club drugs’ or ‘legal highs’. Many people don’t realise the affect these drugs may have on their work, home and social lives at first, and then find it difficult to get support to reduce their usage or stop.
"This new drop-in is situated centrally in Croydon, so people can call in on their way home from town. It is friendly and welcoming and works with people to address their individual issues. We recommend that everyone in Croydon who has used club drugs or legal highs to calls in for a chat – even if you don’t think you have a problem."
She said increased drug use was also taking place New treatment centre opens to combat increased 'club drug' use.
She said ketamine, GHB and mephedrone use was on the use.
The CDA Drop-in is open from 10am to 4pm Monday-Friday at 10 Katherine Street.
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