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?
Addiction is something most families never consider they will have to battle, until it happens to them. Losing that battle is even more unthinkable, as Lisa Cote Johns knows. She has channelled her loss, grief and heartbreak to help others avoid the same fate. Community Speaks Out co-founder, Lisa Cote Johns is the driving force […]
Phil is 54 and lives in Northampton. He has been a consistent drinker for almost 40 years, regularly consuming two to three times the newly revised recommended limit of 14 units of alcohol a week for a man. Phil had started to notice his health was in decline but he just wasn’t ready to face […]
Meet Liam, 27, from Warrington. Liam’s heavy drinking in his teens progressed unknowingly to a serious alcohol dependency by the time he reached his late twenties. It was only when he began to research alcohol withdrawal symptoms that he realised he had an alcohol dependency problem. He found private rehab experts Port of Call and […]
Meet Dan, 24, from Birmingham. Dan began smoking cannabis with a new circle of friends in college. What was once something Dan did to fit in quickly became a daily habit. Until, that is, he reached out to Port of Call, drug rehab advice experts, for help. Read on for this former cannabis addict’s experience of […]
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 alcohol rehab and addiction counselling organised […]
Derek, 67, from Oldham is a recovering alcoholic. The death of his wife hit him harder than he realised and his subsequent problem with alcoholism crept up on him. A call to Port of Call was enough to persuade Derek to undergo addiction counselling and turn over a healthier leaf without alcohol.
When office worker, Lee, 26, from London, realised that his social drinking habits were out of control, he came to Port of Call for help. This is his story of how he curbed his binge drinking for good, and became a better husband, father and son as a result, thanks to rehab organised through Port […]
Read how Vicky, 49, from Manchester, who began smoking cannabis from the early age of 11 years old drastically turned her life around. Vicky describes how the drug use was instigated in reaction to her parent’s split, and, despite already undergoing rehab on two occasions; she discusses how she could only begin to take responsibility […]
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.