Seeking help for addiction

This video indicates some of the signs it’s time you seek help for your addiction.



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Whether it’s the isolating grip of loneliness, strained relationships, or a lack of control over substance use, recognising these signs is the first step towards a healthier, happier future.
Seeking help for addiction is a crucial step towards taking your life back. Here are several reasons why it is important to seek help for addiction and what you can gain from taking that courageous step:



Professional guidance:

Addiction is a complex and challenging issue that requires professional expertise. Seeking help provides access to trained professionals such as therapists, counsellors, and medical professionals who can offer personalised guidance based on your unique circumstances.


Understanding the underlying causes:

Addiction is often a symptom of deeper underlying issues, such as trauma, mental health conditions, or unresolved emotional issues. Professional help can assist in identifying and addressing these root causes, helping individuals break free from the cycle of addiction.

Structured treatment programmes:

Rehab and treatment programmes provide a structured and supportive environment for recovery. These programmes often include a combination of therapy, counselling, support groups, and medical interventions tailored to address both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

Peer support:

Connecting with others facing similar challenges can be a powerful motivator. Support groups, whether in-person or online, provide a sense of community and understanding that can be essential during recovery.

Developing coping strategies:

Professional help equip you with coping strategies to manage stress, triggers, and cravings. Learning healthier ways to cope with life’s challenges is essential for maintaining long-term recovery.

Family and relationship repair:

Addiction can strain relationships with family and friends. Seeking help provides an opportunity for personal recovery and repairing and rebuilding relationships that may have been damaged.

Improved physical health:

Substance abuse can have severe physical consequences. Seeking help allows individuals to address and mitigate the physical health issues associated with addiction, leading to an overall improvement in well-being.

Enhanced mental health:

Addiction often coexists with mental health disorders. Seeking help allows for a comprehensive assessment of mental health, enabling the development of a treatment plan that addresses both addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues.

Regaining control and empowerment:

Addiction can make individuals feel powerless and out of control. Seeking help is a proactive step toward regaining control over one’s life and making positive changes. It empowers individuals to take charge of their lives.

Preventing Further Consequences:

Left untreated, addiction can lead to severe consequences such as legal issues, financial problems, and deteriorating physical health. Seeking help can prevent these consequences and improve the overall quality of life.


The holiday season need not be marred by the burdens of addiction. Recognising the signs, whether it’s the isolating grip of loneliness, strained relationships, or a lack of control, is the first step towards positive change. Seeking help is not a solitary journey; here at UKAT, we are ready to provide the support needed to navigate the complexities of addiction during this festive season and beyond. Remember, you don’t have to face this journey alone. Contact us today to see how your life can change for the better.