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The blame game and how it fans the flames of addiction, not recovery

If you are visiting Port of Call, the chances are that you, or somebody you know, are struggling with addiction. We recognise how frightening, lonely and confusing this can be and wish to assure you that there is help available.



In our experience, addiction affects all sorts of people, from all walks of life. It doesn’t care who you are or what you do for a living – addiction never discriminates.

How to help family members with addiction

Who does addiction affect?

As one young lady, whose husband we helped, says in our video blog:

“there isn’t a stereotype, it can happen to anyone.” As the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous so eloquently puts it: “addiction is no respecter of persons.”


What’s critically important for people who are in the grips of addiction, be it theirs or someone else’s, is not why did this has happen, rather, what are we going to do about it.

As our founder, Martin Preston, describes in his latest blog on the Huffington Post, some people simply have a propensity towards addiction.

How to get alcohol or drug addiction help

At Port of Call, our philosophy is about getting people drug and alcohol addiction help with the right solution at the right time. We very much believe that addiction is an illness and, for people who are afflicted, the way forward is to seek professional addiction help and treatment within an alcohol rehab facility.

If you or someone you love is struggling, we urge you to reach out for help. Start by calling us for free today on: 08000029010 and we will work with you to find the most appropriate treatment.

Call today for free & confidential advice on 08000029010 (International: +44 161 674 9049)

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Our Promise

  • Help with the next step in tackling your addiction.
  • Support in helping a family member or colleague with an addiction.
  • The right help at the right time based on your needs.
  • A confidential assessment by an addictions specialist.
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