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28 Aug 15

Meet Sue, 38, from Birmingham. Following a painful divorce, Sue found solace in alcohol and would think nothing of drinking a bottle of vodka to herself most days. After a plea from her daughter, Sue sought help from Port of Call and put herself through alcohol rehab.

27 Aug 15

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 with his recovery.

06 Aug 15

Meet Nichola, 22, from Knutsford. As a student Nichola was prescribed a form of codeine to relieve her debilitating migraines. However, she soon began to crave the effects of codeine and began using it routinely. This is Nichola’s account of how she overcame her addiction to prescription drugs with help from a professional drug rehab […]

29 Jul 15

Meet Andy, 34, from Liverpool. Andy’s heavy drinking in his twenties progressed unknowingly to a serious alcohol dependency by the time he reached his thirties. It was only when he began to research his alcohol withdrawal symptoms that he found Port of Call and got the help he needed from a professional alcohol rehab centre. […]

15 Jul 15

Amanda, 34, from the North West of England, was a hard working store manager who dealt with the stresses of her high pressure job by ‘letting off steam’ in the bar with colleagues. What she couldn’t have expected though was that these binge drinking sessions would soon progress into a pattern of alcoholism that threatened […]

19 Jun 15

When Eileen, 66, from Southport discovered the extent of her teenage son’s addiction to party drugs she was devastated and didn’t know where to turn. But one phone call to Port of Call secured her family the local professional support that they needed.

18 Jun 15

When single mum, Katie, 31, from Oldham reached out for help with her alcohol and painkiller addictions it was important for her to be able to access local alcohol rehab near to her family. Thankfully, Port of Call’s comprehensive network of experts in the North West were able to give her the tailored support that she […]

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