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Addictions

Addictive behaviour? This can help.

addictions

Are you experiencing one of the following symptoms?

  • A behaviour that causes pain for you and your loved ones
  • Cravings
  • Continued behavior despite adverse consequences
  • Loss of or little control
  • Denial or minimizing the problems

There could be different causes for an addiction

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. This could be computer games, sex, drugs, alcohol, self harming, smoking,  gambling, food…the list could go on.

Addiction causes a lot of suffering. Not only for the person who is addicted but the people they share their lives with also. This suffering can take many
forms such as chronic illness, debt, criminal conviction, and divorce. Addiction can lead to lives being shattered. It can break up families, and cause many other forms of unnecessary suffering.

Primarily the addictive behavior is a form of self soothing; A habit that provides some relief, albeit temporary, from deep seated emotional pain. Our brain and body produces dopamine which makes us feel excited, motivated or satisfied. 

Top Tips to fight Addiction

  1. Take responsibility. Realise that you own your problem and that you can get help if you choose to but you are the solely responsible for your health and healing.
  2. Realise that recovery and moving on isn’t always a straight forward process. Set backs happen, and that’s ok. You haven’t failed until you give up so keep moving forward. 
  3. Avoid triggers and situations which you know will be hard for you to avoid your addiction  .
  4. Find someone who you can trust to support you through your journey.
  5. Find a purpose .

How we can help you

Our team of therapists can help you overcome your addiction. Helping you to understand yourself and your beliefs will start the journey to transform your life and help you be free from your addiction. Addiction can be overcome without the need to be dependent on support groups.  Just because you have an addiction now, you need to consider yourself an addict for life. 

Different therapists have different approaches so it will be up to you who you want to work with and which approach would work best for you.

Most of our therapists offer a FREE face to face half hour consultation or a telephone consultation so you can choose who you want to work.

Unsure what‘s the best solution for you?

Contact us now for a free and friendly first consultation.