County Armagh’s relatively small population is interspersed among a long list of small towns and villages that dot the countryside. Even the county’s largest towns are, by some measures, smaller than the medium-sized towns in other places. Yet despite all of this, the area is not free of drug and alcohol issues. People in County Armagh suffer just as much with substance abuse and addiction as their counterparts elsewhere in the UK.
If you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, you are fully aware that it is not something that came upon you suddenly. It is a gradual problem that creeps up from behind without you being fully aware of what is happening. The good news is that substance abuse and addiction are not invincible. You can overcome with the right treatment and proper support. That is where Middlegate comes into play.
We exist in order to connect those in need with service providers offering appropriate treatments. We refer our clients to private clinics, NHS services, local charities, support groups, and more. In addition, we refer our clients based on their own unique circumstances. We do not attempt to push everyone into the same treatment programme at the same facility. Doing so would be counterproductive.
A Personal Problem
There is no longer any doubt within the addiction recovery community that substance abuse and addiction are very personal problems. What we mean by that is that each individual responds to drugs or alcohol in a very different way. By the time a client calls us, he or she has a unique perspective on drugs or alcohol based on a life’s worth of experiences. It is our job to find and recommend a treatment approach that fits the individual history and mindset.
Your problem might be serious enough to require a 4 to 12 week stay at a residential rehab clinic. Conversely, you may be better served by an outpatient programme that includes counselling and 12-step participation. The important thing is not so much who provides treatment, but that you are willing to take the steps to accept treatment.
It has been said that the substance abuser or addict cannot truly be helped until he/she wants to be helped. We will not disagree. Your attitude and willingness to give yourself fully to recovery will ultimately determine whether you succeed in a programme or not. However, know that we will be rooting for you every step of the way.
Let Us Help
The first step to alcohol or drug recovery is admitting you have a problem. Assuming that is why you are visiting our website, you have already completed the first step. Now it is time to move on to step two: call or e-mail us so we can help you. We have an up-to-date list of all the treatments currently available in County Armagh; we would be happy to walk you through those options when you contact us. We might even be able to help you make admission arrangements if necessary. All our services are free and confidential.