Inexcess: In search of recovery

Help and support for people and families
dealing with drug and alcohol problems

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Get in touch with professionals who can help - listings, links and profiles

This section will help you to find the advice, support and guidance you need by signposting organisations specialising in alcohol, drug addiction and mental health problems.

Some of you may need help to find treatment or medication, others to find an abstinence based recovery programme and support structure.

These organisations are often staffed by people who have experienced similar journeys of addiction, and gone on to become qualified professionals.

The power of two people talking through their problems and experiences is often the beginning. But one size doesn't fit all and as I travel on my own search for recovery I'm hoping to introduce you, through Inexcess, to people, organisations, key workers, counsellors, therapists, and maybe the odd guru for those seeking enlightenment.

Recovery really is a journey for the rest of your life, and if we are to meet the challenges it brings without reaching for our "poison of choice" I really believe that it is the best way because recovery addresses addiction on a human level and a healthcare basis; and I also believe that well being is a way of living that can offer long term fulfilment in mind body and spirit.

George Williams

Mental Health


Mind
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
Tel: Info line 0845 766 0163
Web: www.mind.org.uk

Samaritans
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. The service is available by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most branches.
Tel: 09457 90 90 90
Web: www.samaritans.org.