Wiltshire Addiction Support Project (formerly Wiltshire Users Forum) has been providing service user led services in Wiltshire since 2002. During this time WASP’s activity has had a positive impact on many hundreds of people whose lives have been affected by addiction.
Challenge ineffective treatment through advocacy and feedback on all aspects of the services. Support people to become productive members of society through support groups and training.
Our remit is to challenge ineffective treatment in the UK, and to give support and sign posting to other service users, in to a long term and continuing addiction recovery.
W.A.S.P offers training with skills in Drug and Alcohol work helping reps to gain valuable skills and experience of working within the Drug and Alcohol field. Training and work interest can be discussed with the development worker.
If you are looking to enter the Drug and alcohol system WASP will be able to either refer you , or put you in touch with the right treatment provider. We can also help with information that will give you the opportunity to make an informed and educated choice as to which direction you would like to go. We have a good working relationship with all the providers across Wiltshire, and some that are based outside the wilts area. Including the criminal justice system. We offer long and short term support.
We have come together to support each other and anyone else who wants a life that is free from active addiction.
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There are several reasons why people want to stop taking alcohol or to get rid of alcohol addiction. However, getting rid of alcohol addiction is not easy. Also, alcohol addiction can lead to severe consequences that include liver disease, high blood pressure, and many others. If you are searching for ways on how to get rid of alcohol addiction, here are six simple ways that can help.
6 Tips on How to Get Rid of Alcohol Addiction
1. Have a plan
To overcome alcohol addiction, it is essential to have a plan. This will help you know what you want to avoid and what you need to start doing. Keep in mind that the process of alcohol addiction need time and sacrificing a lot.
2. Keep yourself busy
One way to keep yourself away from alcohol is keeping yourself busy. Look for activities that can keep the mind active. This is because an idea mind can make someone think of unusual activities such as taking alcohol. Some of the activities to keep yourself busy include drawing, painting, photography, exercising, swimming, and joining a club. However, you need to be disciplined so that you can avoid thinking about alcohol. Avoid negative thoughts, friends, and things that can lead to drinking of alcohol.
3. Eating a balanced diet
Eating well helps to keep the body and the mind healthy. And since most alcohol addicts do not eat balanced diet meals, it is important to start eating well if you want to get rid of alcohol addiction. Keep in mind that excessive drinking of alcohol reduces your body capacity from absorbing minerals, nutrients, and other essential elements from the food. Hence, start eating foods that are rich in vitamins, high in amino acids, and avoid sugar, nicotine, caffeine, and foods that can increase the urge of drinking alcohol.
Although exercise can be painful and difficult for an individual suffering from alcohol addiction, it is beneficial. Apart from helping you to be busy, activities help to strengthen your will, keep you healthy, and ensure you engage with the right people. When you exercise, you work on your body and mind as well. Exercising also makes you strong and helps you to be attached to healthy things. Some of the exercises you can try include swimming, walking, jogging, biking, running, or joining a gym class.
5. Drink a lot of water
If you want to get rid of your alcohol addiction, you need to start drinking a lot of water. While drinking alcohol, water can help to dilute alcohol concentration in the body. Also, it helps to keep the body active, strong and healthy. Drinking a lot of water also helps to reduce toxins in the body.
6. Change your lifestyle
To overcome the addiction, you need to change your lifestyle. Start by changing friends and the places you hang out. Then start exercise often and eating well. Keep in mind that with a change in lifestyle, you will benefit your mind and body. For instance, when you start exercising, the circulation of the blood increases in your body. Therefore, you must eat well and drink a lot of water than before.
he event is aimed at breaking barriers by providing a time when we can all interact as equals on the football pitch. The tournament is for service users, treatment providers, criminal justice clients and staff, supporting services to treatment & harm reduction groups.
After very successful tournaments from 2009/11 with many service user groups and agencies coming together to play a knock out tournament, we know to expect a day packed full of fun and enthusiasm.
W.A.S.P. is a user led organisation. This is a service user initiative to encourage and build relationships throughout the whole system.
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Its free to enter so put together a team and join us on the day. Saturday 26th May at Stanley Park Sports Ground, Stanley Lane, Chippenham SN15 3RR. 10am start Spectators Welcome
This event will be taking place throughout July/August 2012 for the awareness of Hepatitis C and the causes of Liver damage. The walk will coincide with world hepatitis awareness day on July 28th. Moses from WASP will be taking a fridge on a 200 mile ‘Walk around Wiltshire’. All those within WASP will be joining Moses at various stages of the walk. Friends, family and any interested parties willing to participate, will be very welcome. All support and donations will be gratefully received.
To apply for a for a sponsor form please contact Office@addiction-support.co.uk or tel: 01225 775558
Moses, the WASP team & the Hep C Trust will be at Salisbury Market Place 28th July for World Hepatitis Awareness Day with media coverage of the event.
Moses is carrying a fridge to raise awareness that many homeless people do not have a fixed abode/or fridge and therefore find it’s very difficult to receive the treatment for Hep C.
We hope that you will support this event by joining us along any of the public legs, sponsoring Moses or any participants, joining us in Salisbury or giving us a donation. We welcome all organizations and individuals willing to take part in some way.
I was able to overcome addiction at Addiction Support. Couldn’t imagine what would have happened without them. They helped to put my life back on track.
“If WASP wasn’t there I wouldn’t be here……….Simple as that”