Rail passenger falls under a train whilst very drunk.
The British Transport Police have released Video footage of a person, heavily intoxicated by alcohol, who fell under a train. Fortunately, she was not seriously injured.

Addictions UK has no moral position on drinking – but we Thought that this Video footage would be of interest to some of the visitors to this site.

Does this behaviour ring bells for you? Are there times when you have nearly ended up facing disaster because of your drinking habits?

It is often said that drinking or drugging uncontrollably leads to “Institutions, Prisons and Death”. The poor lady in the Video could have died if she had not been helped by fellow passengers at the railway station.

Have a look at the Video! »

If you feel that you are powerless over drink or drugs and you need help then please contact us via our website by telephone on 0845 4567 030.

Addictions UK is a specialist provider of addiction treatment at home.

We have fifty or so Videos of our own – please visit our channel at https://www.youtube.com/addictionsuk

Addictions UK is open every day throughout the Holidays – our staff are available to help you 365 days a year

Addictions UK publishes information about the services offered and how much they cost.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, according to Andy Williams.

But for all the comforts and distractions, the misery of addiction to drugs or alcohol or other things does not go away over the Festive Season. And Addictions UK is here to help when things are bad.

For some, thankfully, the surrounding love of family and friends brings the support to face reality and the need for change. Addictions UK is here to help when you realise things could be better.

As well as setting out the choices we offer, especially for Addictions Treatment at Home, we have always been up-front and transparent about our charges. We tell you what we can do to help you and we tell you what it will cost.

We have just revised our web page about out our Services and Prices. Please take a look.

Seasons Greetings! – may you find joy and peace.

Best wishes for the Festive Season from everyone at Addictions UK
illustrationIt has been a busy year for us at Addictions UK with, we are delighted to say, a large number of clients passing through Detox and Treatment at Home to continuing recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction.

Our efforts to be even more accessible have focussed on developing new ways for you to keep in touch with us on Facebook and on Twitter and by publishing news and comment in this Blog. We have also re-designed our whole Web Site to make it more accessible and even more informative. Please take a look.

We hope you will have a happy and peaceful Christmas and that the New Year will bring you joy. But if, at any time, you or someone you care about is struggling to face the challenges of dependency on alcohol or drugs or anything else, please remember that you are only a phone call away from Addictions Recovery.

The 4 question CAGE Test is a quick guide to whether your drinking has become a problem.

The amount you are drinking falls somewhere on a very wide spectrum which ranges from casual consumption (if you drink at all) to alcohol addiction.

It would be so much easier if there were clear divisions along that line. There should be gateways to make us stop and consider before we enter a new and defined stage with big warning signs about the dangers of going on. But life isn’t like that and it is so easy to drift closer and closer to a point where alcohol becomes a problem.

And worse: the closer you you are to alcohol addiction, the more you want to tell yourself that everything is under control and there is no problem at all.

Fortunately, one very simple, 4-question test can help to alert you to real danger.

The CAGE questionnaire was developed by Dr. John Ewing, founding director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It’s an internationally used tool for identifying problems with alcohol.

You can try out the questionnaire (and learn how it got its name) on a special page about the CAGE Test on the Addictions UK website.

There is also a link to the test on our page about the help we can offer you (and your family and friends too) if you realise you do have a problem with alcohol and are ready to get the help you need.

Take a look right now »

If you would rather, you can contact us now from our website or telephone us on 0845 4567 030

Do the Christmas and New Year Holidays present the most risk for relapse?
Christmas and New Year present a great risk of relapse for people in recovery from addiction.

Christmas Parties and New Celebrations are often awash with alcohol and temptation is before us!

When things are good it can be easy “to float” back to drinking and drugging. We must remember that it is the first drink that does the damage – not the last. Some people compare our illness with being hit by a high speed train – it is the front of the engine that will surely kill us – not the last carriage. Our first drink does similar damage and it matters little how many bottles that we consume after that first drink. It is the first one that does the damage no matter how hard we try to justify that we had “one too many”.

The highly charged social events surrounding Christmas reinforce feelings of low self-esteem and low self-worth which are common in many of us. This makes it even harder to manage our addictions during the holiday period.

Addictions UK remains working as hard as ever over the holidays. Alcoholics and drug addicts cannot afford to take a day off; if we stop “working our recovery programme” we too will risk our sobriety.

Simon Stephens, Addictions UK Director of Case Work said “Christmas is a time when stress levels peak. If you are feeling stressed – pick up the phone and share your anxiety. Often this helps us as a coping method”.

Other addictions such as shopping addiction/shoplifting/eating disorders can be difficult to handle – Simon Stephens says, “The same applies – pick up the phone when you feel the impulse and share your feelings with a trusted friend”.

Remember, You are just a phone call away from addiction recovery – Addictions UK offers affordable and effective Addiction Treatment at Home including Home Detox Services. We will be staffing our clients’ help line (one for Addicts with a separately staffed Carers’ helpline) throughout the holiday period.

If you are worried about your addiction and you want to escape the Hell that it causes please telephone us on 0845 4567 030 or contact us on line.

Our YouTube Channel contains a selection of Videos – Do Have a Look!

Recovery at Home from Alcohol, Drug and other Addictions can work when Residential Rehab seems impossible.
Finally accepting that you have an addiction is probably the best thing you can do for your whole life. But one downside is that you can no longer maintain your denial about all the problems you are facing.

The last thing you need right then is to be overwhelmed with a whole new set of difficulties arising directly from the process of recovery.

For some people, the prospect of leaving their work and their family to enter Residential Rehab is so overwhelming that they feel like giving up on treatment before they have even started.

Addictions UK was established by a group of recovering addicts, alcoholics and carers in 2002 in order to bring recovery to others, especially by means of home-based treatment – read more »

Recovery at Home from Alcohol, Drug and other Addictions means you don’t have to leave your job and be isolated from the support of your loved ones.

When someone really does need Residential Treatment, Addictions UK can arrange that; sometimes recovery at home is not what someone needs or is just not practical. But usually, Home-based treatment is the best option for reducing additional stress and difficulty at an already challenging time.

If you are committed to Recovery from Addiction, please fill-in our contact form or telephone 0845 4567030.

Are you addicted to Prescription Drugs? – See our short Video
Over a million people alone in the United Kingdom have a problem with addiction to drugs. The Medical profession have for generations over prescribed certain highly addictive drugs – and patients many patients have become hooked on the medication. Many people purchase top up supplies through the Internet or buy them of friends and family members.

There is no shame seeking help – You can receive a great deal of support through agencies such as Addictions UK. Your Doctor may also be able to help you if you obtain an appointment and explain why you need help. If you cannot for various reasons ask your own Doctor then please contact us. We can work with you by providing addiction treatment at home. You do not need to be referred to us by your doctor to get help through our agency.

We can discuss the possibility of a home detox if you need one or if you would prefer residential treatment we work with a number of colleagues whom we could refer you. We offer 24/7 support and we can help you with your physical and psychological treatment. Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton) that many people are suffering from the effects of addiction to prescription drugs. He said that the government were “in denial” about this problem.

More people are prescribed the potentially addictive tranquilisers benzodiazepines in the North West than anywhere else in England.

Jim Dobbin MP – the Chairman of the All Party Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, said: “The government, as far as I’m concerned, is in denial about the state of the problem.”

If you think that you have problems with drug addiction and you need our help contact us now or telephone us on 0845 4567 030.

Addiction Recovery is Just a phone call away.

subscribe to our YouTube Channel »