St Ives has historically been an important market town in Cambridgeshire. That can be clearly seen in the large Monday market that takes over the centre of town each week. So would you be surprised to learn that in a bustling community like St Ives, there are those struggling with drug and alcohol issues?
Substance abuse is a problem that knows no boundaries. Whether you are talking about small towns like St Ives or major cities like London, thousands of people are struggling with alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and legal highs. Abuse and addiction are everywhere.
If you find yourself in such a situation, we want you to know there is help available for substance abuse in St Ives. Treatment programmes are available through the NHS, private clinics, charities, and professional counsellors. Accessing those services begins by calling the 24-hour helpline established by Addiction Helper.
We created our helpline with the understanding that we often have a small window of opportunity to assist those in need. Therefore, we do a lot of work ahead of time in preparation for talking with those who call. Our callers may be addicts themselves or family members calling on behalf of a loved one. Some callers contact us because they are not even sure if a problem exists. It matters not to us. What matters is that we are able to help everyone we come in contact with.
Our helpline is staffed by qualified, professional counsellors with plenty of experience. They spend as much time as needed to assist callers in determining the severity of their problems and, when necessary, accessing treatment options. Our counsellors are all trained in how to properly assess individual circumstances for the purposes of recommending treatment. And they do so with a heart of compassion.