Want to get help?
Your GP is a good place to start (01308 861800).
They can discuss your problems with you and get you into treatment.
They may offer you treatment at the practice or refer you to your local drug service.
If you're not comfortable talking to your GP, you can approach your local drug treatment service yourself.
Local drug treatment service:
EDP provides a free and confidential advice and information service to drug and alcohol users, their families, partners, carers and other agencies in Dorset. You can call us on the phone, drop in to one of our clinics during opening hours, join a group or discuss concerns with one of our trained staff members over the phone. You can call EDP on 01392 666 710.
If you're having trouble finding the right sort of help, call the FRANK drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through all your options.
Your drug treatment may involve:
Talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), help you to see how your thoughts and feelings affect your behaviour.
This is for people who want to stop taking opioid drugs like heroin completely. It helps you to cope with the withdrawal symptoms.
Talk to FRANK for more support.
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