Festive help is at hand for people at Kirkintilloch addiction centre

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PEOPLE can get support throughout the festive season at the Addiction Recovery Centre in Kirkintilloch.

The centre is keen to let people know that they do not need to struggle over the holiday period and help is available when they might need it most.

The charity supports people with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, and family members.

Seamus Harkin, who runs the centre, said: “We understand that this is a particularly difficult time of year for someone who has addiction issues for numerous reasons.

“But knowing that you can talk to a person who understands can be a life-saver.

“This can be a lonely time for some people, so to come up to our drop-in for some company can help keep the person positive.”

The centre, in Townhead, Kirkintilloch, is open Monday to Friday, from 12noon - 3pm, with different projects on daily, nightly and at weekends.

For more details you can call the centre on 0141 776 3887.

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