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Help with managing Alcohol/substance issues

Useful resources for drug and alcohol addiction recovery
Useful resources for drug and alcohol addiction recovery

Resources to help in supporting your recovery from drug or alcohol use, or someone close to you.

Substance Misuse self help
Substance Misuse self help

Our colleagues at ‘Getselfhelp’ have produced a very helpful resource based on a Cognitive Behavioural Approach to support you to make changes in your use of substances.

The Scottish Recovery Consortium Workbook
The Scottish Recovery Consortium Workbook

The Scottish Recovery Consortium has developed a self-help resource called the Scottish Recovery Workbook. It supports 12-step meetings, SMART recovery meetings, recovery communities and faith groups that contribute to recovery.

Treatment for drug and alcohol problems
Treatment for drug and alcohol problems

The main purpose of the detoxification process is to break physical dependency. To be fully effective and to break the behavioural and psychological aspects of a substance misuse problem, the person must also be offered psychological therapy that has proven evidence of helping.

Increase your positive activities  
Increase your positive activities  

An exercise in helping you find a balance in life and actively putting those positive activities back into your life.  

Tips on managing change in our lives
Tips on managing change in our lives

We all have to cope and manage with change in our lives for lots of reasons. Here are some tips and thoughts on navigating through a period of change.

Relaxation
Relaxation

If you feel tense a lot of the time, you can try learning some relaxation skills, as these should be helpful.

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological therapy based on the relationships between what we think, what we do and how we feel. CBT teaches you how to recognise and tackle problems in the here and now, rather than in the past.  

Urgent Help

Emergency

If you, or someone you know, is in crisis and in imminent danger of causing harm to themselves or others, call 999 immediately

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