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Information & Guides : Drug addiction help

19 Jun 19
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Tabloid exposes of celebrities on drugs feel like something we see on such a regular basis that it leaves you wondering who hasn’t done it. Prime Minister candidate Michael Gove faced a barrage of interest when he admitted to taking cocaine in his early career as a reporter. He is among those whose drug-taking did […]

02 Jan 18
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It can be difficult to recognise the signs of a developing drug addiction, as the indicators of drug abuse can vary based on the frequency and quantity of the drug being taken. Coming to terms with the fact that your father is struggling with addiction is a very important step in helping him towards recovery. […]

25 Sep 17
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When you suspect that your son is addicted to drugs, it’s difficult to know how to respond. Will shouting at them help? Should you call the police? Should you just ignore the situation and hope it’s a passing phase? We believe that ignoring the situation is the wrong thing to do. Help is available and […]

04 Sep 17
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If your daughter is addicted to drugs, it is important that you are empathetic to the challenges she faces and try to help with an open mind by understanding as much as you can. It is difficult for anyone to see a family member struggling with addiction, but as a parent, witnessing your child suffering […]

15 Jul 17
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The road to recovery from addiction is a challenging one, made harder through commonly associated feelings of isolation and loneliness. Sharing our experience not only contradicts these feelings but forges connections with others which can be both inspiring and life-affirming. Since the internet is so accessible, a great way to share is through online means […]

14 Jul 17
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Are you seeking drug addiction support for you or a loved one? Finding the right drug rehab centre can more often than not become a daunting task. At Port of Call, we want to make the whole process as easy as possible. So we have compiled a five-step guide to finding a suitable rehab treatment […]

11 Jul 17
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Coping with drug addiction in the family can have an effect on everyone concerned. Living with an addict can be exhausting and family members are often torn between what to do with a drug addicted family member and how to avoid being sucked into the addict’s world themselves. In this informative and supportive blog, Port […]

04 Jul 17
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Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is painful and can lead to feelings of anger, frustration, worry and isolation. Recovery from addiction is rarely done alone and feelings of hesitation towards accessing drug rehab can be common. Therefore, the help and support of friends and family is vital to successful recovery. This is especially […]

07 Jun 17
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It’s estimated that 25 percent of young people under the age of 18 are exposed to alcohol abuse or dependence in the family. Research shows that if you are a child with drug addicted parents you are more likely to develop depression or anxiety in adolescence and use alcohol or other drugs in later life. […]

29 Sep 16
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Although the effects of marijuana may be less severe than other drug substances, cannabis addiction is still a common problem throughout the UK. At present, cannabis is the most common illegal drug and a staggering 30% of cannabis smokers admit to having a drug use problem. Cannabis not only has the power to become addictive, […]

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