Drug, Alcohol And Other Addiction Counselling in Perth

Is treatment for you?

Some people worry that their symptoms are not severe enough to seek treatment, whilst others may believe their issues mean they cannot be helped.  If you feel your symptoms are becoming disruptive with your life or you are sick of having an addiction that prevents you from living the life you desire, we can help you figure out the next step.

How we help with addiction

Every client's experiences and symptoms are unique to them, therefore its important to take time to understand your situation so that we can develop an individualised treatment plan.  During treatment, we will explore the different reasons why addictions might manifest and what function the addiction might be serving.

Do I have an addiction?

People of all ages can develop an addiction, including adolescents and adults.  The addiction may be to alcohol or other substances or vices. Substance use and other addictions can lead to psychological or physiological dependence or addiction. With physiological dependence, a person’s body becomes tolerant of the effects of a substance, and it can take more of the substance to produce the same effect.  Withdrawal can be experienced when the substance is not being used, and this can make it difficult to cease the behaviour.  This leads to a detrimental cycle of addiction.  

Addictions we’ve helped

We are able to help treat addictions to alcohol, and other substances such as prescription medication.  People can also become addicted to activities. Common activity addictions include:
  • Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Gaming
  • Internet and screen
  • Pornography
We have a great deal of experience dealing with these addictions.  

Addiction in teenagers

Common addictions in adolescence include gaming, pornography and internet and screen addictions. Gaming is designed to be highly engaging, and teens can become addicted to the excitement they experience whilst playing. Online activities are very common. However, it can become a problem when an excessive amount of time is spent using screens and other areas of life are neglected. Teenagers can become anxious, withdrawn, agitated, or aggressive if they are unable to engage in the behaviour. It can affect socialising, relationships and sleep.  

Should I seek help?

You don’t need to have a severe addiction for it to adversely affect your life. Vivid Psychology believes no issue too great or too small for psychological support. We can help you identify the whys and hows of your addiction symptoms and give you steps to freeing yourself from these addiction symptoms. We prioritise your comfort, privacy and discretion.  

I am looking for a friend or family member.

Your loved one may not be ready to acknowledge they have a problem. That’s okay, if you feel like you need someone to talk to about how to help your loved one or how to cope with their addiction we can guide you through that. If you have more questions you can view our FAQ or type in your search on the search bar on the right.

If you are unsure of what you’re feeling or have a question about the cost of sessions or rebates, we are happy to give you some guidance. Even if you’re not sure where to go from here, whether it be with Vivid Psychology or another practice, our number one priority is to improve the mental health and well being of others. Give us a call (by clicking above) and we can guide you in the right direction.