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.

If you are unable to access our programmes for whatever reason, 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  friend. You can find details and locations of 12 Step Fellowship meetings at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 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 straightaway without support 
  • Visit your GP
  • Order one of our 'Reflections' series of DVDs on the 12 Step Treatment programme 
  • Download one of our booklets on Self-harm and Alcohol and older people
  • Contact your local authority for details of treatment services in your area