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Warning Drug Alert – Heroin with Fentanyl

Warning Drug Alert – Heroin with Fentanyl

We have just received information from Essex Police that one of the county lines in Chelmsford may be mixing fentanyl into heroin batches. Please be cautious, look out for each other, and do not use heroin by yourself. Make sure you carry Naloxone. If you suspect...

LGBTQ+ Outreach Project

LGBTQ+ Outreach Project

We are conducting this pilot project to establish the local unmet need for a service to support people from the LGBTQ+ community, who may be struggling with substance misuse and mental health issues. The research is based in North Essex and the aims of it are to...

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

Just published! Holding my Breath by Laura Swash.

This is a memoir of Laura’s late brother who was a regular at Colchester STaRS and Open Road. It is an account of how ordinary people can become trapped into addiction and not find their way out. As well as fond memories, humour and some unavoidable moments of grief...