Drink and drug centre in Lowestoft town centre opens today

A NEW drink and drug treatment centre opening in Lowestoft today will offer addicts complementary and cognitive therapy.

The Open Road Treatment Centre in Gordon Road will provide support and treatment to people battling dependencies. Open Road, the charity behind the day care facility, says patients will be offered holistic treatment where structured support is combined with counselling and therapy.

The Lowestoft centre is one of three new treatment facilities in Suffolk with centres in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

The Gordon Road centre will be officially opened by Mayor of Lowestoft Tod Sullivan at 12pm today.

Sarah Wright, Open Road CEO, said: 'We offer individual attention, confidentiality, trust and, above all, hope for the future.

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'We are very excited to be working in Suffolk. We are building a good network of contacts with partner organisations that support clients and their families with things like housing, relationships, health and debt.'

The charity is funded through the Essex and the Suffolk Drug and Alcohol Partnerships, Primary Care Trusts, the Big Lottery Fund, charitable trusts and individual donations. It already has treatment centres across Essex.

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• To find out more visit: www.openroad.org.uk.

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