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What help is available?
I offer treatment for a wide range of addictive issues, including alcohol and drug addiction, gambling, sex addiction, as well as self-harm and other forms of addictions and compulsions. I have 17 years of experience of working with addicts, including several years within the criminal justice system. I was a drug treatment manager at one of the women's prisons in England in 2004-06, and have developed and facilitated a number drug/alcohol rehabilitation projects over the years.
Appointments take place at my therapy practice in Glossop, High Peak (Derbyshire) around 30-40 minutes drive or a train ride from the centre of Manchester. Online and telephone consultations may be available subject to suitability - please enquire.
Sources of information and support
* 12 step self-help programmes are marked with one star
** Organisations offering residential rehabilitation are marked with two stars.
Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Alcohol Concern www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous* (A.A) www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Cocaine Anonymous* (C.A.) www.ca.org
Crossroads Antigua** www.crossroadsantigua.org
Crystal Meth Anonymous* (C.M.A) www.crystalmeth.org
Marijuana Anonymous* (M.A.) www.marijuana-anonymous.org
Phoenix Futures** www.phoenix-futures.org.uk
Turning Point www.turning-point.org.uk
NHS Stop Smoking Service http://smokefree.nhs.uk
Can Stop Smoking (Scotland) www.canstopsmoking.com
Nicotine Anonymous* (N.A.) www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Debtors Anonymous* (D.A.) www.debtorsanonymous.org
Gamblers Anonymous* (G.A.) www.gamblersanonymous.org,
Gordon House** www.gordonhouse.org.uk
National Centre for Eating Disorders www.eating-disorders.org.uk
Anorexia Nervosa & Associated (Eating) Disorders* (ANAD) www.anad.org
Family Support & Co-dependency
Co-Dependents Anonymous* (CODA) www.codependents.org
Sex Addicts Anonymous* (SAA) www.sexaa.org
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous* (SLAA) www.slaafws.org
Sexaholics Anonymous* (SA) www.sa.org
Wired In - Online community for people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, their families and friends, as well as addiction practitioners
EFT Universe - main EFT website with free self-help information and numerous articles and case studies on topic of addiction
Uncommon Forum - a psychology and self-help forum with a popular thread on Addictions