Is treatment for you?
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.
Types of addictions
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:
- Internet and screen
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Teenagers can become anxious, withdrawn, agitated, or aggressive if they are unable to engage in the behaviour.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.
I am looking for a friend or family member.
Your loved one may not be ready to acknowledge they have a problem. This is often a part of the addiction cycle. You can book an appointment with one of our clinical psychologists if you wish to seek further information on how best to support your loved one.
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