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Addiction Facts vs Myths - Challenging the stereotypes

Addiction Facts vs Myths

1) People choose to become addicts

Although the initial act of using alcohol or drugs is a choice made by the individual. Becoming an addict is not.

2) Overcoming addiction is a matter of willpower

Prolonged exposure to drugs or alcohol alters the brain resulting in powerful cravings and compulsions that make it very difficult to quit by sheer willpower alone.

3) Once an addict, always an addict 

Most experts agree that addiction is a brain disease or illness, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be treated and people go on to lead a normal life. But, like someone with a nut allergy who can never eat nuts, so a recovered addict will need to continue with abstinence.

4) Addicts must hit rock bottom before they can recover

Treatment for addiction can start at any stage, and, like all diseases, the longer you leave it
before getting treatment, the harder it is to treat.

5) You can't force someone into treatment 

In the grip of addiction, it can be difficult for people to see the options and that treatment is
possible. So sometimes, interventions are needed and once the alcohol or drugs are out of
their system, they are able to make the decision that they want to change and can begin

6) Relapse is failure 

Addiction is a disease that may require repeat or ongoing treatment. It may take a number of
treatment cycles so relapse should not be seen as failure, but merely a stage in the road to full

7) Addicts can't hold down jobs

Many peole with with drug or alcohol addiction are ‘high functioning addicts’ and are able to
hold down jobs and hide their addiction. If left untreated, however, this cannot be maintained
and their addiction will get worse.


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Services we offer

Alcohol Detox

Pharmalogical detox under medical supervision in a residential environment.


Alcohol Rehab

A range of therapies giving you the tools to stay sober, clean and live a full life


Drug Detox

Pharmalogical detox under medical supervision in a residential environment.


Drug Rehab

A range of therapies giving you the tools to stay drug free, clean and live a full life


Treatments we offer

Cannabis Addiction

We're here to treat cannabis addiction.


Cocaine Addiction

We deal with all levels of cocaine addiction.


Heroin Addiction

We offer compassionate heroin addiction treatment.


Linwood House

We are in Barnsley, with good road access to the M1 and UK motorways. If you live within 50 miles we can arrange a taxi service to collect you free of charge.


We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening Linwood House on Monday 6th July but, in the interests of safety, this will be a limited service.

For the safety of our residents and staff, we have made changes to the way that some of our services operate in order for us to be classed as a “COVID-19 Secure” facility.

We are open to provide residential rehabilitation services for drugs and alcohol and we are now pleased to offer support with gambling addiction (we have been busy).

Please drop us a line using the message facility or call us directly.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time of uncertainty.

We will continue to post updates as things develop so please do keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates, advice and support.

The safety and wellbeing of our residents (past, present and future) is our highest priority and we shall continue supporting people as much as we possibly can during this difficult time.

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