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Helping your loved one

A person struggling with drug use needs your love and support. When someone turns up at your door distressed or drug-affected, your immediate concern should be for their safety and the safety of others. This includes monitoring them for signs of overdose, or psychosis, and calling 111 if needed.

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Managing withdrawal

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