If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug dependency, there are services available to support you. These services aim to help not just the individual with the substance misuse problem, but those around them as well.
NI Direct offers medical advice and information about alcohol and drug dependency, and refers to further support for families. They also list organisations you can contact for support. You can also talk to your GP for support.
Who else can help?
Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For veterans who decide to seek help for mental health issues, it is vital that any alcohol or drug problems are addressed before treatment. The Combat Stress Veterans' Substance Misuse Case Management Service provides support for veterans with drug and alcohol issues. The specialist team of nurses and practitioners understand those who have served and can provide advice on how and where to get help. To find out more about this service, contact Combat Stress:
Please be aware as of Monday 27 January 2020 Combat Stress will not be taking new referrals in England and Wales. Referrals will continue as usual in Northern Ireland, and in Scotland.