Do you feel your drinking or drug use is causing problems in your life? Are you addicted to alcohol or drugs?
Contact Addiction NI. You don’t need to go to your doctor first. We have helped many people deal with just the sort of difficulties you are experiencing. At Addiction NI we know how hard it can be to finally face up to having a problem with alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs). You’ll find our counsellors don’t make judgements.
At Addiction NI, you’ll receive treatment and counselling on an individual basis. You’ll see the same person throughout your period of attendance. Our staff work hard to ensure we can see people as quickly as possible.
Your treatment programme is tailored to meet your own circumstances. Our aim is to give you the professional support you require it’s up to you to decide whether you wish to do what is suggested. You are an active participant in your treatment programme.
Are you worried about someone else’s drinking or drug use? Is it affecting your life?
Contact Addiction NI. We provide support for the family and friends of anyone who is involved in alcohol or drug abuse. We have helped many people deal with just the sort of difficulties you are experiencing.
You may want to talk to a counsellor about how you feel about someone else’s alcohol or drug use, or get further information. We can provide both of these.
Specialised treatment and resilience service aimed at those aged 50yrs+ based in Western Health & Social Care Trust
Are you an older person affected by alcohol or drug use? Is an older friend or family member dependent on alcohol or drugs?
Addiction NI has years of expertise in working with older people affected by alcohol or drug use. Many people think that it is too late for an older person to change their drinking or drug use, including misuse of prescription medication. Addiction NI has found that this often not the case. Our Older Focus Service is tailored to meet the needs of older people and has been developed in consultation with older people. Some of the special features of this service are:
- Treatment sessions delivered in the older person’s home
- Counselling staff with specific knowledge of older people’s needs
- Involvement of the wider family in some cases
Our staff on this project also have knowledge of other services available to older people. We can signpost clients to opportunities to meet other people in their community. We also work with residential homes and sheltered housing schemes.
It’s not too late to think about addressing an alcohol or drug problem (including use of prescription medication). If you are aged 55 or over, or are concerned about an older friend or relative, contact us.
Some of our clients may be able to access a programme of complementary therapy to help with their addiction. Please ask your counsellor about this.
You can contact Addiction NI by telephone, by e-mail, by letter or in person at one of our centres.
When you phone one of our centres, you’ll speak to one of our friendly receptionists. Respect for you and your privacy is important to us. They can arrange an appointment for you with one of our trained counsellors. They can also help with directions to the centres and other useful information. Our staff work hard to ensure we can see people as quickly as possible.
We understand that many people are nervous about coming for help for the first time. We aim to help you feel comfortable in our centres.
‘I rang many times before having the courage to make an appointment. The girl on the phone helped me realise I was an OK person. I felt guilty about my alcohol problem. She is a great girl, so is my counsellor.’
When you see your counsellor for the first time, they will discuss your needs with you and your goals and aims for addressing your problem. This may involve beginning a treatment programme at Addiction NI.
‘Find here very secure and welcoming. Staff are always helpful and pleasant. You can relax more easily here than in a clinical-looking place.’
If you do begin a treatment programme at Addiction NI, you’ll receive treatment and counselling on an individual basis. You’ll see the same person throughout your period of attendance.
Your treatment programme is tailored to meet your own circumstances. Our aim is to give you the professional support you require – it’s up to you to decide whether you wish to do what is suggested. You are an active participant in your treatment programme.
‘I am making progress I wouldn’t have believed possible two months ago.’
‘I have had dealings with other services but I would put Addiction NI way ahead on the help and understanding that they give you. Addiction NI provides an excellent service.’