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Drug And Alcohol Service Prepares For Busy Time

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Published at 9:11am 27th December 2014.

A Drugs and Alcohol Service in Dorset are preparing themselves for an influx of new referrels.

EDP say the numbers of people seeking help increase this time of year.

They work with people who have, or are affected by, drug and alcohol problems.

The charity are asking people to seek help for themselves and others as soon as they feel there may be a problem.

Beth Davies is EDP's Services Manager for Dorset and told Wessex FM that the stresses of this time of year cause added pressure, "It's not just about celebrating, it's not just about the fact that they might enjoy the effects of drugs and/ or alcohol, it's about the fact they might have put themselves under undue pressures, spending money that the might not have, family pressures and they might use drink and drugs to cope with that."

Beth added that anyone worried about someone close to them should seek help from the services available, "We offer advice and support for them because it can be an extremely dis-empowering and confusing experience. When you're watching someone that's got an alcohol problem, there might be a high level of denial. No matter how much you love someone, and how much they love you, that person can become very isolated."

More information on EDP visit their website: http://www.edp.org.uk/

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