Drug Addiction Getting Help getting-help

How To Get Help

There are many addiction services out there that can provide assistance if you are having drug issues. Some are specialist drug facilities run by charities and private organisations and some of these services are provided by the NHS. If you are looking for the NHS drug dependency support service closest to you, you can find it by using service search.

You can go find help that works for you and the guide to get treatment for a drug problem will steer you through the options. You have the same right to treatment as anybody that comes to NHS for any other health issue if you have a drug dependency.


It's possible for you to stay drug free and get away with the right help and support.


Where To Get Help For Drugs

visiting your GP is a good place to start. You've the opportunity to share and discuss the nature of addiction challenge with the GP to get help for the right treatment. They might send you to your local drug expert service or they might provide a treatment themselves. Most of the rehabs accept self-referrals, so if you don't want to discuss your problems with your GP, you can probably get admitted to a rehab centre in your area directly.


Get further information on local drug treatment programs and services from Frank website.

Call 0800 246 1509 if you are not able to find the appropriate help for you. Take help about different choices from our counsellor.


Your Drugs Keyworker

Treatment program referral works fast when evaluation is done at the local drug treatment service. If you are considered fit for treatment, you will be given a keyworker. The key worker could be a doctor, nurse or drug specialist. Your keyworker will be your first point of call throughout your treatment, they will develop a personalised care plan with you and help you organise the treatment you need. Throughout your treatment, you will see your keyworker for repeated one on one meetings.



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Charity And Private Drugs Rehab

There are many private drug and alcohol treatment organisations and voluntary sector that can help you outside the NHS. These voluntary bodies provide numerous community services in addition to providing residential treatment facilities. Organized outreach programs, physical damage control, counselling and post treatment are essential services available from voluntary organisations. Organisations that do this sort of things will often be connected to NHS services in your area.