Benefits of sharing experiences

Paul talks about the impact of hearing other people’s experiences in his recovery and life after addiction

What Paul found helpful


  • be honest about your problems
  • follow through with the advice that you’re given
  • feed yourself with good company
  • find a hobby that keeps your mind off things

Find support for issues with addiction, homelessness and isolation

Find your local Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous group.

The Scottish Recovery Network aims to help people improve their mental health.

Cyrenians tackle the causes of homelessness, helping people to move towards more positive and stable futures.

Paul found help from Aberdeen Cyrenians, who support people in the North East facing trauma, addiction, homelessness, or isolation.

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you want to speak to someone about your mental health

If you need urgent help, phone 111 and choose the mental health option to speak to the mental health hub.

In an emergency phone 999. 

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