Addiction doesn’t just mean a reliance on drugs and alcohol. You can be addicted to various activities such as gambling, sex, shopping, and the internet. It’s considered an addiction when you don’t have control over your behaviour, and it is causing damage to your health and/or day-to-day life.
Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, addiction diaries, organisations, apps, podcasts, and services available in Edinburgh, which can help you better understand addiction and how to manage it so you can live the life you want.
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These factsheets will help you better understand different types of addictions, the causes and the impact they can have.
Addiction factsheet from Your Health in Mind (This organisation is based in New Zealand)
Tips and information
Here you will find tips and information on different forms of addiction.
Here are a couple of options for addiction diaries that you can download and fill out in your own time.
Organisations and services
Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to addiction –
If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – iThrive Edinburgh service directory