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David Easter, best known for his roles in Family Affairs, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and The Bill says that he owes everything to rehabilitation centres, “it is about feeling like you are worth something”.

TRIGGER WARNING- SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

David Easter is the final Recovery Champion to talk to Choices Rehabs about his experience of rehabilitation for Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

David Easter, best known for his roles in Family Affairs, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and The Bill says that he owes everything to rehabilitation centres, “it is about feeling like you are worth something”.

In England, there are an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers, but only 18% are receiving treatment, with around a quarter of these are likely to be receiving mental health medication for issues such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems, psychosis and bipolar. Tragically, Public Health Matters found that between 2007 to 2017, there were 5,963 suicides in mental health patients with a history of alcohol misuse, which is around 10% of all deaths by suicide in England.

Addiction to alcohol and drugs can be a heavily stigmatised issue, leading to many of those suffering to feel alone and be too ashamed to seek help. This stigma is a focus of David’s video, with him emphasising an aspect of the Choices Rehabs campaign this alcohol awareness week: that rehab is for all.

Addiction can affect anyone at any time of their lives and can prove to be fatal if not addressed. All of the rehabilitation centres in Choices Rehabs are focused on providing the best possible treatment for the most affordable price so that anyone who is affected by addiction can have recovery as a reachable goal. Recovery is a reality, and we are all incredibly passionate about ensuring that those who need the support that we can provide, can gain access to it with as few obstacles as possible.

David picked up the phone and asked for help when he was at his lowest, and received some life-changing support. Please do not ever feel like you can’t get help, speak to someone and let recovery become your reality too.

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, a week of raising awareness and campaigning for change. This year, the particular emphasis is on Alcohol and Mental Health, and we have been honoured to work with our fellow members at Choices Rehabs and our Recovery Champions to talk about the support that is out there for those who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

To watch the rest of the videos visit Choices Rehabs website choicesrehabs.com

#rehabforall

 

Sources:

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/fact-sheets/alcohol-statistics#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20in%202016,began%20in%202001%20%5B14%5D.

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/11/17/alcohol-dependence-and-mental-health/

 

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