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Posts by Clara1

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i dont know how to do this.. by

Dear Lemminaid, Well done for posting on this forum, and recognising that you and your sister deserve support. It is a really good idea to find out what is available in your local services, which you can do using the service finder map on Adam's home page. For specialist, confidential emotional support and practical advice you can call the NACOA helpline on 0800 358 3456. NACOA is the national association for children of alcoholics and their helpline is a safe place where you can talk about things that are going on for you and how you are feeling. Very best wishes, Clara x

Cocaine addict on relapse by

Hi Mikey, It looks like your post came through twice. To reiterate what I said above, thank you for reaching out to us. We are so sorry to hear about your issues and the fact you've been in hospital. Dealing with addiction and some of the other problems that it brings can be very tough. You've done the right thing in reaching out on the forum and in attending CA. Please keep going to it as lots of people find it to be of great benefit. You can also ring the Narcotics Anonymous helpline between 10 am and midnight - 0300 999 1212. If you ever feel desperate or are taking steps to end your life please contact the Samaritans on 116 123. They provide emotional support over the phone, and they don't judge or tell you what to do. You can ring any time night or day and it's a freephone. It would also be a good idea to keep in regular contact your GP. It is their job to help when you are feeling as vulnerable as this and they can signpost you to other sources of support. There are lots of threads on this forum about cocaine addiction, and relapsing. You may find it helpful to read through these. Wishing you all the best from everyone at Adfam. You are not alone. Best wishes, Adfam Team

Cocaine addict on relapse by

Dear Mikey1991, Thank you for reaching out to us. We are so sorry to hear about your issues and the fact you've been in hospital. Dealing with addiction and some of the other problems that it brings can be very tough. You've done the right thing in reaching out on the forum and in attending CA. Please keep going to it as lots of people find it to be of great benefit. You can also ring the Narcotics Anonymous helpline between 10 am and midnight - 0300 999 1212. If you ever feel desperate or are taking steps to end your life please contact the Samaritans on 116 123. They provide emotional support over the phone, and they don't judge or tell you what to do. You can ring any time night or day and it's a freephone. It would also be a good idea to keep in regular contact your GP. It is their job to help when you are feeling as vulnerable as this and they can signpost you to other sources of support. There are lots of threads on this forum about cocaine addiction, and relapsing. You may find it helpful to read through these. Wishing you all the best from everyone at Adfam. You are not alone. Best wishes, Adfam Team

by Hox

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17 year old daughter on the brink by

Dear Pat, I am sorry to hear that you and your family are going through this. Please encourage your daughter to call the Samaritans when and if she is feeling suicidal. They operate a free helpline on 116 123. If you think that she is in immediate danger, do not hesitate to call 999. If you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one. It is also worth encouraging your daughter to speak to her GP about her mental health and substance use. https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help/find-support-near-you - this is a link to a service directory should your daughter wish to engage in drug treatment services. Should you want more information on drug use, FRANK on 0300 123 6600 is a national helpline providing advice and information about drugs. MIND offers a helpline on 0300 123 3393 providing information on mental health issues. It is important that you and your family are supported in dealing with this very difficult situation. The Adfam service finder map will help you to find support for family members in your local area (here: https://adfam.org.uk/help-for-families/finding-support/search-for-local-support). DrugFAM on 0300 888 3853 is free helpline offered for those affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use, and Families Anonymous operates a helpline for families and friends concerned by a loved one's drug abuse on 0845 1200 660. I hope that this information is useful. Best wishes, Clara

by PatO

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