When addiction is the subject, conversation can be extremely helpful. Counselling for addiction works to help you, a loved one, friend or colleague talk through current issues, halving the problem and helping towards the end goal of becoming addiction free. Here, Port of call looks at the effectiveness of alcohol counselling services.
Dennis, 57, from Oxford decided to turn to Port of Call and receive addiction counselling and therapy sessions in order to achieve an addiction free life. Dennis’ drinking problem stemmed from the death of his wife, but now he is turning over a new leaf, living a life free from alcohol.
All too often, casual drug use can turn into an addiction. If you, or someone you know is abusing drugs or stuck in a cycle of drug addiction, it is important to seek help. Here, Port of Call outlines the process of counselling a drug user and discusses the importance of drug counselling.
Facing up to having drug issues and being able to talk about it with other people, can be a tough challenge for anyone with an addiction. But accepting the truth and being able to share it can be one of the first major steps you can take towards recovery. The benefits of drug counseling cannot be underestimated as part of the recovery process. Talking to other people in a supportive, shared environment gives you the chance to talk through shared issues with a group of peers and/or professionals who will not only be able to offer advice and support but also know what you’ve been going living from their own personal perspective.
In most clinics, including private rehab, most drug addictions involve a phase of detoxification at the start of the rehabilitation process. But this is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Whilst this stage of detox is designed to remove all traces of drugs from your body, what happens when this phase of the treatment is completed? The importance of drug counselling and the benefits it brings to your recovery cannot be underestimated.
Time to Talk Day is aiming to to get the nation talking about mental health this Thursday 4 February 2016. Mental health problems affect one in four people every year and they’re twice as likely to be heavy or problem drinkers. Here, Port of Call explains the mental health effects of alcohol.
“My identity was my addictions,” wrote Lauren Stahl, founder of American accountability and empowerment website SPARKITE, on the Huffington Post blog recently. If that’s a sentiment that sounds familiar to you, whether during past or present experiences with addictions, then the good news is that it needn’t always be that way.
Karen, 54, formerly of Splott, decided to look for drug rehab in Cardiff she turned to Port of Call for help. This is her story of how she overcame her addictions to cannabis and Lorazepam at a women’s only addiction treatment centre.
Meet Brian, 51, from Wolverhampton. A man’s man who always found it easier to bottle up his problems, in more ways than one, who turned his alcoholism around through the power of conversation. This is Brian’s account of how addiction counselling – organised by Port of Call – changed his life.