The geography of Powys is such that the mostly rural county consists of many small towns and villages rather than major urban hubs. In fact, the largest town is Newton with a population of just under 13,000. The small-town nature of Powys makes it easy for people to believe there are no drug and alcohol problems there. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Drugs and alcohol cause problems all across the UK.
The key thing to remember is that there are treatment facilities and rehab centres located throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The NHS operates some, others by private clinic owners, counsellors, and charities. No one has to continue struggling with drugs or alcohol in Powys for lack of treatment.
Here at Addiction Helper, our primary mission is to connect those who want treatment with the organisations providing it. Most of our clients are substance abusers and addicts who have reached out for any help they can get. In addition, we offer assistance to family members concerned about a loved one or trying to find a way to cope with a substance abuser. We aim to help everyone who contacts us if we can, regardless of individual circumstances.
What We Do
Addiction Helper acts as a free referral service to connect those who need treatment with the right service providers. We do not charge our clients anything for services, so there is no reason not to get in touch with us if you need help with a drug or alcohol problem. Our services are also offered in the strictest confidence. No one need know you reached out for help unless you want it known.
Please do not hesitate to contact Addiction Helper for assistance with:
- alcohol abuse or dependence
- illicit drug abuse
- misuse or abuse of prescription medications
- misuse or abuse of OTC medications
- struggles with legal highs
- misuse of household solvents
- compulsive behaviour issues like gambling and sex.
Addiction Helper does not provide the treatments, but we do work with an extensive list of treatment providers offering a full range of detox and rehab options. Whether you have been having problems with alcohol for a few months or you have been addicted to heroin for years, we can help you find the appropriate treatment.
Your Part in Recovery
It is been said that the only real cure for addiction is abstinence. We cannot disagree. Moreover, since you are the only one capable of achieving abstinence for yourself, you have a vital role to play in your recovery. Our job is to connect you with a treatment provider; your job is to participate in recovery by giving it your best effort from start to finish. Here is the first step: admitting you have a problem.
If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, you will recognise the following symptoms in your life:
- drug or alcohol use influences most of your daily decisions
- you find yourself frequently thinking about drugs or alcohol
- you have taken to hiding drugs or alcohol around the house
- you find yourself willing to go to great lengths to acquire your substances
- you get offended when others show concern about your drug or alcohol use
- you avoid family because it is easier than admitting you have a drug or alcohol problem
- you must regularly increase your intake of drugs or alcohol to feel satisfied.
The last of the symptoms is something known as ‘dependence’. This is a medical condition that occurs when certain brain chemicals adapt to the amount of alcohol or drugs in your system. Once that adaptation occurs, you no longer experience the same pleasurable feelings by drinking or using drugs. The only way to increase the pleasure is to increase the amount you use.
Dependence is dangerous because it heightens the risk of permanent physical injury and death. If there is any chance you are using more now than you did in the past, you may have already developed dependence. Contact us right away before your situation becomes any more severe.