Here at Help4Addiciton we aim to provide a safe space for anyone who is finished with a drink or done with drugs. On the day that you decide you have used enough; we will be here to guide you through the difficult process of rehab clinic selection. Those who come to us are more likely to successfully quit by merit of being matched to the best rehab clinic for them, in their area.
We operate a sort of rehab dating service wherein we match the people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction with the people that can best meet their rehab needs. So, if you really love animals, we can match you with a rehab clinic that uses animals as part of the recovery process. If you want full time, residential rehab near you in Portsmouth so you don’t need to move out for a month to recover – we will find it for you. If you need to be treated as an outpatient or want to detox at home, we can even help advise you on the right ways to go about it. We help everyone in England and Wales that suffers from addiction in a friendly, non-judgmental manner. Why? Because we want you to get off drink or drugs.
If you are interested in quitting your addiction for good, then contact us. You can reach us on 0203 955 7700 or you can use our online consultation service to get help. Whichever way you do it, that you reach out is what matters.
What’s it Like to Be Sober?
We included this section as a bit of an eye opener for those that are stuck between whether to use or whether to get sober. Just for those people, this is what it is like to live a sober life by comparison to your own:
- If you can stay off drugs you never need to detox for this addiction ever again.
- You will always have a spare few pounds in the bank instead of always struggling to pay for food or rent.
- People don’t give you funny looks because you aren’t drunk or high.
- You can hold down a job.
- You can hold down a job without anyone complaining that you are drunk or high.
- Your family visits. You visit them.
- You don’t have the crippling sense of anxiety that comes with using the last of your stuff.
- You can go on holiday or general anywhere you want without having to worry about how you will get your hit.
- Your personal hygiene improves because you are not always ‘out of it’.
- Your living space improves because you are sober enough to tidy up.
Yet some of us still choose to use drink or drugs in our daily lives. We don’t want to shame you for this, because we know exactly how hard it can be to break free of the habits that make you an addict. The other major problem with breaking free from drink or drugs that nobody talks about is the social aspect.
The Social Side of Drink or Drugs
When you are addicted to drugs, you almost exclusively hang out with people who use those same drugs. These people don’t judge and tend to accept your habit because it is their normal, too. This means that you reach a stage of addiction where all of your friends are drug takers. Some people invest so much in these friendships that they don’t want to quit in case they lose these friends.
The harsh truth of the matter is that, should you choose recovery, you probably will navigate away from those friends. What you are failing to consider is all the other friends you have. The ones you forgot about because you were interested in getting high. You haven’t lost those friends and the chances are that they will be extremely happy to see you when you are on the mend. IT probably broke their hearts to watch your descent. They will be rooting for you on the way back up.
For drinking and alcoholism this whole scenario is similar, yet different. Yes, your friend group probably drinks more than they should, but no, this doesn’t mean they are restricted to small groups as drug takers are. This is simply based on the fact that alcohol is legal and illicit drug use isn’t. This means it is socially acceptable for you to sit in the sun, drink with your friends, and not think twice about it leading to a dangerous path if you do it too often.
Alcohol is available in stores all over Portsmouth. It is sold in the places you go to be social, making it even more of a temptation for the recovered alcoholic. The best advice we can give you is to listen to your instincts. If you feel able to go to a pub and drink non-alcoholic beers, then do so. BE sure all of those you are to know your situation and don’t buy you a real beer. If you don’t feel like you can go to a pub and enjoy a night out without being overwhelmed by the temptation – form new hobbies and don’t go, there. Invite those same friends to the cinema, or bowling, or to somewhere there isn’t alcohol at all. You will have something to do with your hands, the night won’t depend on alcohol, and you don’t need to explain why you aren’t drinking.
We have specific pages on drug rehab and on how to quit drinking for good if you want a little extra reassurance that recovery from drink or drugs is the right option for you. We are also here when you do decide to get off the drink or stop taking drugs. We cover both outpatient and inpatient help, so call us today on 0203 955 7700 and let’s get going!
Drink and Drug issues in Portsmouth
You might think that Portsmouth is a fairly unaffected city, but this is a lie perpetuated to make you feel safe and sleep at night. Portsmouth, England, and Wales, all have as much of a problem with alcohol as the stereotype of the Scottish and Irish. Portsmouth city council got so annoyed with alcohol misuse in and around the city that they issued guidance on the matter through their web site. Even the BBC has weighed in on the subject, reporting on one of the former Portsmouth FC players, who suffered from addiction problems while recovering from an injury.
Drugs are also a bit of an issue in the city. Again, Portsmouth City Council issued guidance in response to public worry over the number of readily available illicit substances in the city. The Portsmouth News has already reported on the issue of drug deaths in the city. They inform us that Portsmouth has been identified as having one of the highest drug death rates in the whole of England.
In June 2020, 2 people were arrested after a dual raid on Meadowsweet way and Spenlow Close. More than £30,000 cash was recovered, as well as numerous drugs and paraphernalia. Hampshire Police made two arrests… but it just goes to show how much money there is in the drug industry if two dealers harboured 30k between them. A few years ago the city made international news after a 135 million GBP drug haul was seized from a banana pallet changing hands at the port. The ship had come from Colombia under the guise of trading bananas, in fact, the pallets the bananas came in were filled with Cocaine. The BBC reported on the case, recording that these drugs would have made their way up and down the country from the port at Portsmouth… an unwelcome haul indeed.
Help 4 Addiction is Available In All Areas of Portsmouth!
It doesn’t matter which streets you live in or what your average median income might be, we at Help 4 Addiction won’t turn away anyone from the city of Portsmouth that comes to us for help. We make sure we connect those that ask for our help with the very best rehab clinics near them, ensuring they successfully get off drink or stop taking drugs for good. We cater to everyone, regardless of what they were addicted to or how long for. We will find a place to suit your needs whether you want a residential centre or whether you are looking for somewhere to be treated for addiction as an outpatient. If you are currently wondering whether we help you, the answer is likely to be a firm yes.
We help people from the following parts of the city to get clean from alcohol or drugs:
- North End
- Old Portsmouth
- Port Solent
Don’t forget that we help those from outside these areas, too. So if you live in the middle of nowhere but still have a Portsmouth postcode, we can help you quit drinking, drugs, or give up addictions for good, forever.
Call 0203 955 7700 for more information.
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