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ADDICTIONS

Types of Addiction

Characterised by compulsion, craving  and inability to stop, addiction is both behavioral and psychological. It can take many forms. Common addictions include drugs, tobacco and alcohol. When the terms 'substance dependency' and 'substance abuse' are used, reference is made to the harmful effects from the use of substances.

Substance addictions include tobacco, alcohol. opioids, cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants prescription drugs amphetamines and other unspecified substances. Behavioral addictions include playing video games, shopping, pornography, sex,  eating, exercising, working and the internet. Impulsive Control Disorders include pyromania, kleptomania and intermittent explosive disorder (aggression) and gambling.

LOCAL ADDICTION SERVICES

A variety of addictions services are available in the Hull area. The Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website has an overview of what is available.  See also links to various commissioned services.

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Addiction Help

Whether you have concerns about your own health or that of another, helplines can provide expert advice and support.  NHS111 also has access to a huge database of helplines and  resources. Ring 111 24/7

Beating Addictions

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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Marijuana Anonymous

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Drug Wise

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Alcohol Change

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Gamblers Anonymous

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Narcotics Anonymous

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NHS Live Well

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Cocaine anonymous

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Gam  Care

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National Problem Gambling Clinic

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NHS Better Health - Quit Smoking

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Turning Point

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Children of Alcoholics

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OCD Action

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We are with You

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Families anonymous

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Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous

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Bereaved through Alcohol & Drugs

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MENTAL HEALTH

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