Traumatised flood victims turn to drugs and alcohol
Some Cumbrian flood victims have been left so traumatised they have turned to using prescription drugs and alcohol as props.
The tough emotional legacy being endured by some victims of Storm Desmond came to light as figures from Cumbria Community Foundation revealed that 997, of the original 5,300 families made homeless in December, are still in temporary accommodation.
There is growing evidence that some of the worst-affected people are using alcohol and medications as a prop to deal with their stress.
That assessment is being backed up by another leading charity in the county, Cumbria... read more
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