Addiction is a chronic, progressive condition that can be treated successfully with or without treatment. The treatment need will depend upon the severity of the addiction. While rehabilitation is the most successful treatment available,there are many positive choices you can make to establish and maintain a life in recovery:
- Attend a mutual aid or self help meeting, preferably with a friend. You can find details and locations of 12 Step Fellowship meetings on their individual websites e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA). Fellowship helplines will often send a fellowship member to come and pick you up, take you to a meeting and see you home safely afterwards
- Reduce the amount you are consuming, as this is safer than quitting straight away without support
- Visit your GP
- Watch our series of short films called ‘Reflections’ on our website here. They provide insights into the 12 Step programme from the perspectives of addiction experts and people in recovery
- Contact your local authority for details of treatment services in your area
- Access outpatient one to one counselling sessions if you’re seeking support for addiction.
However, if you would like to speak to us about options with rehabilitation, please call our enquiries team on 01934 815515 or get in touch with us confidentially online.