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Bruce’s Farm - Getting help with addiction

“Addiction” is also known as “substance use disorder”, or “substance dependence”.  It is defined as “the overindulgence in and dependence of a drug or other chemical leading to effects that are detrimental to the individual's physical and mental health, or the welfare of others.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substance_use_disorder)

Addiction comes in many forms- addiction to smoking, alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, sex, gambling, to the internet and so on.  Addiction can be the cause of family breakdown.  It can also be the result of family breakdown when people feel sad, or stressed and look to find temporary escape from their difficult and challenging reality. The result is that there are always adverse family and social consequences such as the addict’s failure to meet family, work, or school commitments, leading to arguments at home, emotional, verbal and physical abuse of others, neglect of self (e.g. regarding personal hygiene) and lack of socialisation, lack of effective communication, loss of employment, mounting debts, legal problems and so on.  

If you or someone you know requires further information, help or guidance with combating addiction, please see Bruce’s Farm Rehabilitation Centre’s website www.brucesfarm.gi or contact them on +350 200 48444 (telephone), +350 200 42205 (fax) or by email rehab@gibtelecom.net. For admission you must possess the motivation and desire to stop using and be ready to commit to CHANGE.  Bruce’s Farm’s success rate is high.

Bruce’s Farm offers a FREE confidential and residential service to anyone over the age of 17 who has an addiction.  In its mission statement it aims to:

  • Provide treatment to individuals suffering from addictions by dealing with this as a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional disease;
  • Provide a high standard of treatment for all patients regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or class whilst taking into account their individual needs
  • That patients enjoy a good recovery and enhanced quality of life by continued abstinence and the ongoing support of the 12 step programme.

Bruce’s Farm’s vision is to, “restore hope and stability to the lives held to ransom by addiction”.

A support group for combating alcoholism is Alcoholics Anonymous.  There are weekly meetings at Nazareth House, Hospital Hill.  For more information please contact by telephone on +350 200 73774.