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  • New integrative arts psychotherapy programme – RAFT

    At Addaction Chy we are really excited to be offering a new 8 week integrative arts psychotherapy programme designed specifically for us to support people who have experienced complex trauma such as PTSD and other mental health conditions including schizophrenia and bipolar. Watch the video below to find out more information, a news piece from Spotlight. These kinds of trauma can often…

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  • At Addaction Chy everyone’s welcome, including your four-legged friend.

    It’s a proven fact that taking your pet with you when you are embarking on a big change in your live can make the transition much easier, helping you feel more at home, relaxed and calm. If you, or someone you know is having difficulties with drugs or alcohol then Addaction Chy in Truro will be able to support you…

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  • Ross visits House of Lords for housing campaign

    Addaction Chy’s manager Ross Dunstan spent the afternoon with high profile MPs and charity chiefs at the House of Lords for an event organised by Homeless Link. The parliamentary reception marked the launch of Homeless Link’s ‘Future Focus: Five Principles for Sustainable Supported Housing’ framework. Homeless Link, a charity for frontline homelessness and supported housing services, produced the framework because…

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  • Alcoholism took my kids – Addaction Chy gave them back a mum they deserve

    Jenny-Anne Southcott, aged 42, has just received a National Volunteer Award for her work at Addaction Cornwall. The mum of three gives support and help to those tackling a substance misuse issue as a way of ‘giving back’ having overcome her own dependency on alcohol. Jenny headed to the Palace of Westminster to receive the award yesterday (Nov 30). The…

  • Donna-Louise Edmonds

    In just two years Donna-Louise Edmonds has confronted her addiction, found recovery, retrained and is now starting a job at Addaction Cornwall. The mum-of-three can’t believe how much life has changed and can’t wait to start helping other people reach their recovery goals by working at Cornwall’s drug and alcohol service. Donna, aged 46, tried to overcome her heroin addiction…

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  • Caroline Quentin launches new pad for pooches at Chy

    TV staff and comedian Caroline Quentin came to Cornwall at the weekend to open a new pad for poochies. The dog kennel is the latest facility at residential rehabilitation centre Addaction Chy in Alverton Terrace, Truro. Caroline is a great support of substance misuse charities and took time out of her holiday to cut the ribbon A dog lover herself,…

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  • Kevin Price – former aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy

    Kevin’s life took a dramatic turn when he left the forces and found himself being a full time carer for his wife. Unable to cope with the change, he gradually started drinking more heavily and ended up divorced and separated from his family. Moving to Cornwall, Kevin spent several years drinking, often up to 30 units a day, while trying…

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