Jo Swinson sees local addiction treatment work in action


Jo meeting people at the Addiction Recovery Centre in Kirkintilloch


Help is near to hand for people fighting addiction problems thanks to a hard working team of local volunteers, as Jo Swinson MP witnessed when she visited Kirkintilloch’s Addiction Recovery Centre today.

After holding a meeting with members of the Volunteer Management Committee including Volunteer Co-ordinator Seamus Harkin, Jo spoke to some of the people already in recovery from alcohol, drug and gambling addiction, as well as some of the families affected by these addictions.

Seamus shared with Jo that the Addiction Recovery Centre is open 365 days a year and provides support for everyone in recovery to live positive lives and become useful members of their families and local communities. The service can be contacted by telephone on (0141) 776 3887 or calling into the centre between 12pm and 3pm daily. Visitors will normally be seen within half an hour of first contact.

Jo said:

“Addiction comes in many forms, from alcohol, to drugs, to gambling. It can devastate lives and families, and requires intensive support to overcome.

“The good news is that a high standard of support is available to people in East Dunbartonshire, provided by the Addiction Recovery Centre. Its dedicated volunteers have first-hand experience of overcoming addiction problems, and can give the help and support needed to allow people suffering from addictions to recover fully, improving the quality of life for them and their families.”

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