Substance Misuse Counselling Oldham & Saddleworth

Substance misuse can often to thought of as the misuse of Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis, Amphetamines or similar. However, it can also be the addiction to prescription medication too, such as painkillers. On the market now there are painkillers( opiates) which can be addictive over a short period of time, anti-depressants,

If you feel that your use of either prescription medication or non prescription drug has increased to a level where it is causing you or other family members concern it may be beneficial to attend counselling to discuss and explore.

It can feel a solitary place to be when facing an addiction, you may not wish to share this with family or friend, you may have shared it with them before and be hiding that you are struggling to become or remain substance free. Many feelings may arise from this, these can include:

  • Denial - I don't have a problem - everybody is just getting at me
  • Shame - you may realise you have a problem but don't know where to turn
  • Despair
  • Ambivalence about asking for or receiving help
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability

Counselling will allow you to explore your use of prescription or non prescription drugs, talk through how you are feeling in a safe and non judgemental environment which will allow you to be honest about how this is affecting your life and work together to move towards a substance free life. Substance misuse can also lead to financial, legal or employment issues. Relationships may suffer with the loss of friends , family or children.
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Call us on 07979 913307 or we can call you back.


Gillian Moorhouse, Bsc, Dip MBACP, BACP Registered.


The Counselling Service
St Chad's Offices (off High Street)
Greater Manchester

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5 mins Uppermill / Greenfield
5 mins Dobcross / Diggle
10 mins Mossley
15 mins Stalybridge
15 mins Oldham / Shaw
15 mins Ashton-under-lyne
20 mins Middleton
20 mins Holmfirth
20 mins Rochdale
20 mins Marsden / Slaithwaite


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