Port of Call are regularly approached by organisations who are faced with an issue around alcohol or substances in the workplace. Through our years of working hand in hand with employers, we’ve come to appreciate that so often a tailored approach is called for.
Meet Gary, 28, from Essex. Gary was experiencing migraines on a regular basis when he got home from work. After a visit to his doctor, Gary was prescribed codeine. Here, he shares his story about his journey in and out of prescription drug addiction.
Facing up to alcohol addiction issues can be one of the hardest situations to deal with. Alcohol forms such a key part of our social and cultural lives that it can be difficult to acknowledge and come to terms with an alcohol related addiction issue. But help is available and it doesn’t always have to come from a rehab clinic or detox programme.
Self help groups for alcohol addiction can provide valuable support for individuals from a group perspective, In a self help group, the focus is on sharing experiences with a view to gaining support from the group itself by owning one’s own experiences and addiction to alcohol with a view to achieving long term abstinence and stopping drinking for good.
Meet Frank, 51, from Bristol. For years Frank ignored the dangers of alcohol, regularly drinking more than three times the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week. This is Frank’s account of how he has found a new lease of social life, sinking putts instead of pints, thanks to rehab and addiction counselling organised by Port of Call.
Meet Pete, 26, from Leeds. Pete began smoking cannabis with friends in college. Soon enough he had developed a daily habit, one that threatened his closest relationships and promising career. This is Pete’s account of how he turned to Port of Call for help.
It’s good to talk. The old adage of ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ is never truer than in the context of addiction, whether it be reaching out yourself or on behalf of a loved one, friend or colleague.
Port of Call understands that choosing the right alcohol rehab centre for you, or your loved one, can be a daunting prospect. How do we know? Because we’ve been there. A fact that makes us uniquely qualified to offer you independent advice to find the right treatment option.
When Gail, 43, from Macclesfield, was admitted to an alcohol rehab centre in Cheshire she was pleasantly surprised by the modern facilities, friendly and attentive staff, and the beautiful landscaped gardens. Best of all, the abstinence based 12-step treatment programme and specialist therapy sessions helped her to stop her drinking habit and achieve long-term recovery.
Do you know the signs of alcohol dependence syndrome and what the long-term effects of alcohol can have on your body and your relationships? Port of Call gives you all the facts.
In this blog Port of Call asks when does drug abuse become a drug addiction? We explore the definition of drug addiction, the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, and hear two very different stories of recovery.