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09 Mar 18

Definition:  (Noun)

A place where a ship stops on a voyage.

We’d like for you to keep in mind this definition as you read the below. Consider Port of Call as a temporary destination on your journey. If you keep that at the forefront of your thinking throughout your voyage, then we are confident in you reaching your desired destination.

27 Feb 18

As we’re all only too aware, there are numerous different types of addictions that people succumb to despite their best efforts to maintain control.

That’s why Port of Call is on hand to help you find the help and guidance that work best for you and your circumstances.

20 Feb 18

If you find yourself asking “am I an alcoholic”, then your drink levels have likely already become a problem.

However, as is the case with all addictions, help is available. You will not be alone in feeling the way that you are.

Posted in Addiction Alcohol

09 Feb 18

Asking someone to stop drinking or abusing drugs is a difficult step to take, so it is vitally important to approach the subject correctly. You need to brace yourself for the many emotions and sheer intensity that an intervention is likely to present.

Here we will look at how to get someone into rehab, and the careful process needed to make sure that the person in question gets referred to a suitable rehabilitation centre.

02 Jan 18

It can be difficult to recognise the signs of a developing drug addiction, as the indicators of drug abuse can vary based on the frequency and quantity of the drug being taken. Coming to terms with the fact that your father is struggling with addiction is a very important step in helping him towards recovery. Please remember, you do not have to take this on alone and that Port of Call is here to support you through the process.

Posted in Uncategorized

01 Dec 17

Parents are generally people we can rely on. They’re the ones who provide us with sensible advice and pick us up when we fall down. But what can we do when it’s our parents who have the problem? For example, how should you react if you have a mother addicted to prescription drugs?

30 Nov 17

When a person is struggling with addiction, there is often no awareness of the effect they are having on their families. As a family member of an addict, your feelings and the impact they are having on your life can be completely ignored. At Port of Call, we understand the strain of having an addict as a family member and are ready to offer help for families of addicts. It is important to know that it is not your fault and that you cannot stop their addiction alone. Talk to us for non-judgemental, honest advice today on 0800 002 9010.

29 Nov 17

There can be benefits of attending a drug or alcohol rehab clinic abroad.  Travelling overseas for treatment – often referred to as ‘medical tourism’ –  is when those in need of addiction treatment choose to travel in order to access health care services.

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