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Addiction can happen at any age and it is important to talk to a medical professional about it. As such, we would advise that visiting your local GP should be the first step. They will be able to recommend recovery units and organisations who can offer further help and support.

It is not only illegal drugs that people can become addicted to, some medication such as pain killers and anti depressants can be addictive for some people.

CanSS helpline (for cannabis & skunk) Tel 0808 1606606 (Mon - Fri 9am to 1pm; Sun 10am - 1pm and Mon - Thur evenings 7pm - 10:30pm) which offers support - mainly to loved ones who are affected by the taking of cannabis & skunk, but also for addicts. See related information for a link to the CanSS website.

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