Dealing with an addiction alone is sometimes possible, but in order to increase the likelihood of breaking away from this maladaptive behaviour it is usually recommended that the individual make use of recovery resources such as detox centres. This will mean that the individual will have the best possible chance of ending the addiction. Those people who are living in the Newton Abbot area will find that there are a number of different services they can turn to including:
- If people are unsure about the seriousness of their addiction or they are unsure about where to go for help a good starting point can be their local GP. If the addiction is mild it may be possible for the physician to manage it, but in many cases it will be necessary to refer the person on to more suitable resources. The advantage of going to a GP first of all is that they will be able to do an assessment and advice on a good course of action.
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- If people have been using alcohol or drugs heavily for a number of years they may be at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms. In that case it is better that they have this period of their new life supervised in a detox centre. This will also mean that the person will have access to treatments that should make this recovery stage easier.
- There are different self help groups that can be of great help to those who are trying to break away from an addiction – this would include the 12 Step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These groups are not only able to offer the individual advice and support, but they will also be able to introduce the member to a program for living in recovery.
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