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Are you struggling with addiction?

Living life with an addiction is a constant struggle. It can happen to anyone, anywhere. We know what it’s like and we understand how you might feel. You don’t want it but you can’t help it. But together, we can help you overcome it. You’ve already made a giant leap forward by looking at our website. Have a read of the information below and get in touch with us if you’d like us to help you.

Struggling with addiction

Is this you?

If you have found yourself on this page the likelihood is that you’re  really struggling with addiction. Whether it’s alcohol, illicit or prescribed drugs, gambling or another addiction, it will probably have completely changed your behaviour and the behaviour of those around you.

  • If you are struggling with addiction you probably can’t stop thinking about your next drink, drug or addictive behaviour – the obsession will be taking over your life.
  • Once you get your ‘drug’ you will feel better temporarily but it won’t be very long before you are thinking obsessively about it again. You will do anything to get it.
  • You may have tried to control or stop your drinking/drug use many times. You will have promised others and yourself that you won’t do it again but the craving kicks in and you just can’t stop.
  • Perhaps you have lost a job or your family? Perhaps you are now homeless or staying with a friend?
  • Perhaps you have stolen from others, lost your driving licence, become violent or carried out other illegal behaviours which you never thought you would do.
  • By this stage you may just feel like giving up, your hope may be slipping away just like everything else has.

But there is hope, lots of hope. You can become loved and respected and feel whole again. At Broadway Lodge, we understand addiction and you have an opportunity to start your new journey with us – a wonderful, exciting new journey.

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Are you addicted?

Unsure if you need help?

If you are still uncertain as to whether you need help, please answer the following questions* honestly. Remember, there is no shame whatsoever in facing up to the fact that you have a problem – in fact, it is a demonstration of your inner strength. Answer YES or NO to the following questions:

  1. Have you ever decided to stop your addictive behaviour for a week or so, but it only lasted for a couple of days?
  2. Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking/drug  taking and stop telling you what to do?
  3. Have you ever switched from one kind of drink/drug to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk/high?
  4. Have you had to have a drink/take drugs in the morning during the past year?
  5. Do you envy people who can drink or take drugs without getting into trouble?
  6. Have you had problems connected with drinking or taking drugs during the past year?
  7. Has your addiction caused trouble at home?
  8. Do you ever try to get extra drinks or drugs at a party because you do not get enough?
  9. Do you tell yourself you can stop at any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk or using when you don’t mean to?
  10. Have you missed days off work because of addiction?
  11. Do you have blackouts or times you just can’t remember what happened?
  12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink/use?

*Source – AA

What’s your score?

Did you answer YES four times or more? If so, you are probably in trouble with addiction. Why do we say this? Because thousands of people have proven so for many years. They found out the truth about themselves – the hard way. It’s easy to talk to us – call us on 01934 812 319 or contact us confidentially online. We’ll be happy to speak to you and support you to make the first step to getting better.