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Acorn Recovery Projects

Acorn Recovery Projects is an innovative charity providing a range of recovery services which enable individuals and their families to break free from drug, alcohol and other addictions. We help to find not just immediate recovery, but emotional, social, lifelong recovery.

At Acorn, we always see the person behind the illness. Our success comes from our staff, 80% of whom, at all levels within the organisation, have been through recovery and can understand and empathise with others in similar situations.

Address:
Fulstone House , 130 Mile End Lane, Stockport, Cheshire , SK2 6BY
Area serviced:
All areas
Telephone:
0161 484 0000
Fax:
0161 484 0011
How to apply:
Telephone or visit website
Sector:
Voluntary

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When you are addicted, for example, to the use of alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex or gambling, you are (physically or mentally) dependent on this use or behaviour. You get withdrawal and/or tolerance symptoms when you don't use the substance. Tolerance means that one needs higher quantities of a substance over time to reach the desired effects.
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Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. Medline's medical encyclopedia defines drug abuse as "the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed.