Addiction Support & Recovery
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry (American Society of Addiction Medicine). Regardless of the nature of the addiction, an addictive behaviour pattern is one a person finds they are powerless to break, or one that they keep returning to despite their intention not to.
Decreasing specialist help and treatment in the context of major funding cuts in the NHS and Bristol City Council.
An increasing role for mutual aid and voluntary organisations.
An opportunity exists for new initiatives to help bridge the gap left by reduced services.
Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
DHI (Developing Health & Independence) work with disadvantaged people and those who need a bit of extra help to be able to live independently
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength & hope with each other that they may solve their common problem & help others to do the same
Life Recovery Group offers Christian recovery meetings and support for people who struggle to connect with God and maintain recovery in mainstream church
NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) provides information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking
Nilaari specialises in support for black and minority ethnic groups
SMART Recovery helps individuals recover from any addictive behaviour and lead meaningful & satisfying lives; using a science-based therapeutic programme of training
Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma
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