Northern Ireland’s County Down may only have a population of just over 500,000, but it has an awful lot to offer. For example, it is home to the number one ranked golf course outside of the US in Royal County Down. PGA professional Rory McIlroy hails from the northern town of Holywood. However, with the good also comes the bad. County Down is also a place in which people find themselves battling substance abuse and addiction.
No hard county-by-county numbers exist to tell us the extent of the problem in County Down. However, if the region follows national trends, more than 6% of the adult population exhibits signs of alcohol dependence. That does not even consider those using illicit drugs or new psychoactive substances (legal highs). And of course, there are those who are abusing over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs as well.
Middlegate is here to make a difference in Northern Ireland and across the UK. We are active in County Down, offering free advice and treatment referrals to clients who contact us. Our priority is to help bring an end to the problems of substance abuse and addiction by helping one client at a time. We want to help you if you are in trouble.
What We Offer
Middlegate is not a direct treatment provider in the UK. Rather, we work with both public and private providers who offer the services substance abusers and addicts need to recover. Those services incorporate everything from detox to long-term psychotherapeutic treatments. Our main contribution to the recovery equation is to connect those in need with those providing treatments.
When you contact us, we promise to provide a listening ear. We want to know all of your thoughts and feelings about where you currently are in life. We will ask you some questions in order to assess the seriousness of your substance abuse problem, so that we can determine the best course of action for treatment. We will then walk you through a list of treatment options you can choose from.
You ultimately have the final say in whether or not you want to seek treatment for alcohol or drug problems. If you do have a problem serious enough to require treatment, we strongly recommend you participate in a proven programme. You are not likely to overcome a substance abuse or addiction problem without professional help.
From time to time clients contact us with questions about what treatment actually entails. The answers to those questions depend on individual circumstances, but there are some general guidelines we can follow. For example, a long-term addiction to illicit drugs such as heroin will usually require medically supervised detox before any rehabilitative therapy can begin.
The private clinics and other service providers we work with offer a full range of treatment options that can be custom-designed to meet specific needs. We will explain all these options to you when you contact Middlegate. So call us now. There is help for drugs and alcohol in County Down.