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Most people eventually come to a point where they have had enough because they see the negative effects of their drug use greatly outweigh any positives. This is when they can make a committed decision to stop. The first step is figuring out the best option for them, and how you can help.

A counsellor or GP can usually provide advice on where to go for the right type of help. You, or your loved one can call the Alcohol and Drug Helpline (0800 787 797) for confidential, non-judgmental expert advice. It’s free and open 24 hours every day.

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