The Borders region of Scotland and England is an area of rich history dating back hundreds of years. Over centuries of conflict, both countries determined to stay true to who they are, despite disagreements with each other and other invading countries. Their often-turbulent history is remembered in the region’s monuments, memorials, and battle-scarred countryside.
Likewise, drugs and alcohol have created their own form of conflict in the Borders. As you may already know, substance abuse and addiction are problems that wreak havoc on lives and relationships. You may even be struggling with a drug or alcohol problem yourself. If not, you may know someone who is. Regardless of why you are visiting our website today, Addiction Helper wants to be of assistance. Our primary mission is to help those in need by providing free referral and evaluation services.
We can help you or a loved one find appropriate treatment for:
- illegal drugs
- legal highs
- prescription and OTC drugs
- household chemicals and solvents
- behavioural addictions such as gambling and sex.
We have seen countless numbers of substance abusers and addicts regain control of their lives through professional treatment and support. We want to see the same thing happen to you. Please take advantage of our free services in the Borders by contacting us through this website or by phone.
Dangers of Addiction
Time and experience have shown us that nothing good can come from addiction. This is why Addiction Helper strongly urges those in the early stages of alcohol or drug abuse to get treatment right away. Left untreated, substance abuse usually leads to a destructive addiction. And make no mistake; addiction is dangerous. Addiction can result in:
- Health Problems – Drugs and alcohol take a toll on the mind and body. It is impossible to be addicted and not suffer short and long-term health problems; many addicts eventually die prematurely as a result of the physical damage.
- Psychological Problems – In addition to the toll drugs and alcohol take on the body, the mind is also adversely affected. It is very common for substance abusers to develop psychological problems that may include depression and paranoia. This is no way to live.
- Relationship Problems – Substance abuse and addiction destroy relationships. Abusers and addicts often lose relationships with their partners, their children, their extended family, and most of their friends. They find themselves isolated and alone as a result.
- Financial Problems – It is impossible to work a steady job, and do it correctly, when a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Many substance abusers lose their jobs, then go on to complete financial ruin without a steady income.
- Legal Issues – Losing one’s job because of addiction is a quick entry into crime. You could find yourself in trouble with the law after committing crimes to feed your habit.