Local Authorities have Drug and Alcohol specialists, who will assess each person’s needs and then identify the treatment options available and manage the process to engage with the treatment providers. They will then provide the funding if applicable for detox or residential rehab.
You can obtain the details of the process from adult social services, public health departments or drug and alcohol action teams within the local authority, or the local community drug/alcohol treatment provider.
For further details on how to access treatment go to
The first step to overcoming substance misuse and addiction is the toughest one and that is recognising you have a problem and deciding you want to change.
The most common roots of addiction are chronic stress, a history of trauma, mental illness and a family history of addiction.
It’s normal to feel conflicted about giving up your addiction even when you know it’s destroying your life. With the right treatment and support, change is possible.
It’s also normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even when you know it’s causing problems in your life. Recovery requires time, motivation, and support, but by making a commitment to change, you can overcome your addiction and regain control of your life.
The Choices group of treatment centres can help you just reach out and we can assess the best treatment for you, whatever your addiction.
Ask your HR department or Occupational Health to find out what support they provide. Many employers provide varying packages for employees struggling with addiction and mental health issues.