Drugs and YOU

It doesn't matter what your drug of choice is, they can be addictive and harmful. Potentially fatal.

  • Cannabis?
  • Legal Highs?
  • Prescription painkillers?
  • Cocaine?
  • Methadone?
  • Heroin?

Whether you use constantly or socially, it is time to seriously consider getting help to stop.

How they affect you:

Depressants e.g. Heroin and Methadone

They slow you down, so they affect your co-ordination and reaction times.

Stimulants e.g. Amphetamines (Ecstacy, Cocaine, Mephadrone)

The increase your heart rate and give you a sense of increased alertness and energy. They can also make you become aggressive. The day after the "buzz" you get from stimulants you might find yourself tired or depressed.

Hallucinogens e.g. Cannabis, Ketamine and 'Magic Mushrooms'

They heighten your senses and the way you look at your surroundings but they can also cause anxiety or paranoia. They can change your sense of time and the way you look at things, "tricking" your brain in dangerous ways.

Did you know: Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in the UK

All drug use has health implications but can also affect your relationships, your ability to hold down a job and carry out daily tasks such as driving.

Horizon can help you control your drug use or stop altogether.

We do this by looking at the reasons you use drugs, your triggers and cravings. Then we work with you to build stronger decision making skills and ways of coping.

This treatment could be:

  • A series of short term meetings with a Key Worker to look at why you use drugs and how to stop
  • Home Detox, possibly with a substitute prescription
  • Residential Detox
  • Residential Rehab
  • Community Rehab at Blackpool's Winstone House

 

Were recruiting volunteers and peer mentors. If you would like to get involved please contact us on 01253 205156