Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and can lead to problems in all areas of your life. Nearly anyone can become addicted, and it is estimated that two million people in the UK are currently suffering from an addiction of some sort. The reasons why people become addicted vary, although they are not fully understood.
Often addictions begin as a result of how these activities make people feel emotionally and physically. These feelings can be pleasurable - triggering a powerful urge to carry out the activity again to recreate this 'high'. This can develop into a repetitive cycle that becomes very hard to break.
There are many signs and symptoms of addiction. Although these may vary slightly depending on specific substance or activity that is used, every addiction has the capacity to greatly impact self-esteem and confidence - inducing troublesome feelings, such as shame, guilt, a sense of hopelessness and failure.
In many cases if an individual is addicted they may not be aware of their addiction and the impact it may be having on their work, relationships and health. As a result many are unable to quit on their own and treatment is required. Addiction treatment such as counselling is crucial for helping sufferers to recognise their condition and how their emotional needs are affecting their behaviour. This can be an important step on the road to recovery and, eventually abstinence.
Several of the therapists within the clinic are highly experienced addiction therapists, who will establish a treatment plan around the addiction to achieve full and lasting recovery.
Treating children, adolescents and adults.
Individual, couple or family counselling.
We offer home and hospital visits.
We offer concessions to pensioners/disability & unwaged.
If your schedule or location prohibits you from accessing our centres, why not try our Online Counselling & Coaching, which is shown to be as affective as face-to-face therapy.
Your confidentiality is our priority.
Members of the BACP, CCYP, IAP.
Members of the GHR and IBS Therapy Register.
All our therapists are fully insured practitioners.
Our clinics are conveniently located in Liverpool, Wirral and Chester.
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* Disclaimer: *Each individual responds differently so we plan and tailor your therapy to best match your needs, individual requirements and personality type. There are no guarantees that any of these courses of action will solve your issues.