It doesn’t matter what your drug of choice is – they can all be addictive and harmful, potentially fatal.
If you use drugs dependently or socially we are here to help you.
How they affect you
Depressants e.g. Heroin and Methadone
They slow you down, so they affect your co-ordination and reaction times.
Stimulants e.g. Amphetamines (Ecstasy, Cocaine, Mephedrone)
They increase your heart rate, and give you a sense of increased alertness and energy. They can also make you become aggressive. The day after the “buzz” you get from stimulants, you might find yourself tired or depressed.
Hallucinogens e.g. Cannabis, Ketamine and ‘Magic Mushrooms’
They heighten your senses and the way you look at your surroundings, but they can also cause anxiety or paranoia. They can change your sense of time and the way you look at things, “tricking” your brain in dangerous ways.
Did you know: Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the UK.
All drug use has health implications, but can also affect your relationships, your ability to hold down a job and carry out daily tasks, such as driving.
We do this by looking at the reasons you use drugs, your triggers and cravings. Then we work with you to build stronger decision making skills and ways of coping.
This treatment could be:
A series of short term meetings with a Key Worker to look at why you use drugs and how to stop
Home detox, possibly with a substitute prescription