Support Addictions UK

In my blog this morning, I’m going to ask for your help and all it will require is 2-3 minutes of your time. But first, I’d like to explain why the work that Addictions UK does is so valuable.

Addiction problems permeate every level of society and are so common it is said that nearly everyone knows at least one person with an addiction or dependency problem. Alcoholism and drug dependency are the addictions that most have heard of, but this problem can also afflict people through things like gambling, nicotine, prescription drugs, eating disorders, sex / love. Even things such as internet use, pornography and shoplifting, are becoming increasingly recognised by experts as activities that have become addiction problems for some people.

Whatever the nature of the dependency, addiction is a serious problem that can lead to the loss of employment, family, friends, health and, in some instances, even life itself. Addictions UK is a recovery program that helps addicts break the cycle of addiction and recover a normal life.

One of the things that particularly impressed me about Addictions UK is the way in which their recovery program is arranged. Rather than operating via a clinic or a residential facility, the program is designed as a home-study course with instructional material provided through workbooks and DVDs. Additionally, every individual who enrols is assigned a qualified addiction counsellor who spends approximately thirty minutes on the telephone, every day, teaching, coaching and counselling as part of their therapy program. Clients are asked to do a small amount of homework every day.

As you can imagine, this approach is very helpful for individuals who can’t afford to take time off work to reside in a facility, who are housebound, live in rural areas, work abroad, or who are simply anxious about confidentiality.

Other noteworthy aspects of Addictions UK:
• They are open-minded and will treat addicts of all kinds, not just drugs and alcohol.
• All of the addiction counsellors are recovering addicts with a significant spell of sobriety.
• They can assist addicts living anywhere in the world – all that’s required is a telephone or internet access.
• They offer a home-based detoxification service, throughout the UK, using experienced doctors and nurses.
• A 24/7 telephone helpline is provided to all patients.
• A separate telephone helpline is also provided to assist and support the family and carers of the addict.
• They will work with employers who wish to provide employees the opportunity to gain addiction treatment.
Addictions UK provides a valuable service, both for addicts, and their friends and family. By offering an option, other than a rehabilitation clinic or attending community meetings, the way has been opened for addicts to obtain treatment, even if concerns over discretion have previously held them back.

If you’d like to offer your support, there is a very simple way you can do this and it WON’T cost you any money. Please take a couple of moments to spread the word about Addictions UK by completing one or more of the “Helping Hands” listed below.

Please Support Addictions UK by Completing One or More of These HELPING HANDS:
1. Post a link to Addictions UK on your blog or website (you can obtain ready-made link code at
2. Tweet a link to this blog post (find a ready-made tweet at
3. Send an email to your mailing list about this blog post. I have saved a pre-written email that you can adapt, or send unchanged. It’s at
4. Put a link to Addictions UK in your email or forum signature, for a day, a week, a month, or any length of time you wish (I have put up a a ready-made signature at

Addictions UK Relapse Prevention Service works well

Yesterday, we received a telephone call from a client who for the last three years has been sober and clean whilst pursuing his occupation as a Solicitor. We worked with this client for 26 weeks. He promised to attend AA meetings after completing his recovery programme with us. – And this seemed to be a good idea for him to try out.

Last week he had a particularly nasty crisis – he has not been attending his regular AA meetings – and instead of sitting in his arm chair – as he used to do – telling every one about “Poor me, Poor me – Pour me another drink” he picked up the phone and chatted through his issues with one of our experienced Treatment Workers. The next day his former worker telephoned him and had a good session with him – and they have a greed that he needs to use our free 24/7 helpline for a bit to chat through some of issues that need to be resolved.

Addictions UK support former clients with “relapse prevention” issues – even after their contract with us has been completed. It was really good to hear from this client – especially since he has been sober and clean for three years! I was really pleased that the work we covered three years ago with this particular client had been remembered. Picking up the phone is always essential when in a crisis.

We all need some help with our addictions problems – Addictions UK have a variety of ways we can help clients. You are just a phone call away from addictions recovery

A positive solution to Drug and Alcohol Addictions Problems

Home Detox is a safe, comfortable and convenient way of starting the process of recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction problems. We offer the best medical treatment supported by skilled and trained recovering addicts who are always there to help our client through this most difficult time.

Our team of Addictions Treatment Workers will work with new clients after they have received a detox treatment – from no matter where. Our services are “pick n mix” … Take what you need to make it work for you… We use a combination of methods that include 12-Steps, CBT, Daily Coaching and Person-Centered Counselling.

We work with a varied client group – and can commence treatment with people who need detox, ongoing “talking therapies” or Relapse Prevention Interventions.

If you need help and support the Addictions UK Home-Based Addictions Treatment is at the end of the telephone. 0845 4567 030 … We are Independent, Confidential, Affordable and Effective.

Detox Anonymous – A Community Detox Service is here

Today our new Detox service is launched and we have been busy dealing with the several people who formed our waiting list.

From today we shall be accepting clients seeking a detox caused by their consumption of alcohol. It is hoped that in early June 2009 we shall be able to assist people with services relating to their consumption of other drugs.

These services can be accessed through this website

Details of the Detox Anonymous service can be inspected on their website –

Our basic services includes ongoing treatment for 20 days during / after the detox. The Terms and Conditions of our Service Level Agreement can be viewed on both websites.

Experienced Doctors and Nurses supervise the detox – Further details can be obtained by telephoning 0845 4567 030 or via one of the websites mentioned above.

Our treatment regime uses a combination of CBT, Coaching, person Centred Counselling and 12 Steps. All our Treatment workers / Counsellors are recovering addicts / alcoholics with an excellent record of sobriety and clean time….

It is great to be able to start our blog with such excellent news!