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Drug and alcohol problems

Turning Point Leicester and Leicestershire provides information, advice, referral and support services to drug and alcohol users and their families.

The Government’s FRANK service also provides information and support and can be contacted 24 hours a day.

The Drink Aware website provides information and guidance on drinking alcohol responsibly.

View a list of services for alcohol addiction on the NHS Choices website.

View a list of organisations that provide advice and support for drug and alcohol issues.

Drinking in the street and anti social behaviour

Two areas in the district have Public Spaces Protection Orders creating controlled drinking zones, which means the police have the power tell a person to stop and surrender their alcohol for disposal if they have been, are, or intend to drink alcohol in public places when it is associated with anti-social behaviour. These areas are Market Harborough and Lutterworth town centres. Any breach of the order could lead to arrest and a fine of up to £500.

View the Public Space Protection Order (including maps of the controlled drinking zones) made on the 25 August 2016 - any challenge to this order must be made in the High Court by an interested person within 6 weeks of it being made.

A Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) can be used to reduce alcohol related violent crime and is not a blanket ban on drinking outdoors.

Litter that may be from drugs use (needles)

If you find a needle or litter that may be from drug use please do not attempt to pick it up or dispose of it yourself. Call 01858 828282 or report drug drug litter for collection online.

This information will help the county's Drug Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) to identify patterns and trends in drug and alcohol misuse.