Addictions come in many forms and it can sometimes be tough to recognise. Addictions can range from substances (alcohol and illegal drugs) to internet and pornography and gambling. Some people are susceptible to developing a dependency to substances or unhealthy behaviour due to genetic factors, environmental factors or mental health issues.
What are some of the signs OF addiction?
Feels uneasy or irritable without
Needs increasing amounts to have the same effect
Organises their lifestyle around their addiction
Finds it hard to meet other commitments, including those at work and home
Has tried unsuccessfully to reduce
Has had complications to their health from their use.
How can psychologists and psychiatrists help?
Our psychologists draw from evidence based techniques to treat addictions. If you are experiencing an addiction and would like professional counselling please contact us.