Addictions

Welcome to the addictions section of the mood cafe! We hope that you find the information and resources included in the section helpful. We are the addictions psychological therapies team (APTS). We are a dedicated, enthusiastic and compassionate team of psychologists who work with service users and service providers. One of our main aims is to increase access to psychological therapies for people who have drug and alcohol problems. We understand that the vast majority of people who are accessing addiction services are using substances as a way to cope or help with distress related to past experiences of trauma and/or adversity. We are committed to empowering people to move along their recovery journey and learn new safer ways to manage distress and improve their wellbeing. We do this by working directly with people on an individual and group basis. People can be referred to us by any addiction service in Fife. You can speak to your key worker if psychological therapy is something you are interested in. We also work indirectly with services by providing training, supervision and guidance - this helps to promote psychological and trauma informed ways of understanding and working with people accessing services as well as to reduce stigma associated with substance use problems. You will find information about these topics throughout this section. may you be well, may you be safe, may you be free of pain and suffering kind and warm wishes APTS

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What is an addiction?

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Trauma and addiction

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Harm reduction

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Alcohol and Substance Use Services

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Self Compassion