Went to an open evening for the Iceni project in Ipswich.
The Iceni Project is a charitable trust based in Ipswich but takes clients from all over Suffolk. Staff at the Project Centre, provide care, support and advice to those in the local community whose lives have been affected directly or indirectly by the misuse of drugs. They offer a free intensive support programme to anyone who shows a genuine desire to stop using drugs.
They take a holistic approach and use techniques like group therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and anger management to help "clients" with their drug problems. This is different to the conventional approach which uses more medical techniques.
- People get addicted to cannabis, this has become more of a problem in the last few years
- Most drug users have multiple problems including lack of self-esteem, poor schooling and mental health problems
- 70% of prisoners cannot read and write properly
Iceni is providing a valuable service for people with big problems. All power to their elbow.