What is addiction?

Addiction is generally related to alcohol, certain prescription drugs and substances such as cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, ‘legal highs’ including mephedrone, ecstasy, ketamine, crystal meth, and heroin. There are many other drugs of abuse but we have named the main ones used in the UK.

All of the above have the potential to cause physical and psychological harm. If you can relate to any of the following; now may be the time to get help.

  • Need to use more to achieve a high.
  • The same amount not having the desired effect.
  • Are you using more than you intend to or for longer than you intended?
  • Do you have a desire to cut down or stop?
  • Have you tried unsuccessful to cut down or stop?
  • Are you spending less time on previously enjoyed activities?
  • Greater focus on drug and/or alcohol use than other activities?
  • Main activities related to alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Family and/or friends concerned about what you are doing.
  • Avoiding people or situations where you are unable to use.

Addiction has an effect on the individual, partners, children, parents, friends and work colleagues. Our team will work with you to establish the best methods of treatment and help you to achieve the outcome you desire

Our approach

  1. Professional and non-judgemental.
  2. Discretion and confidentiality are paramount.
  3. Your treatment is tailored to suit your circumstances and need.

We offer non-judgemental and confidential environments to examine what your needs are in order for you to successfully change the factors that are causing distress. Addiction treatments that are offered are tailored to suit each individual. We work with the person and extended others as required. We can support family and friends before your loved one is ready to accept help, in order for you to gain strength and insight into the process you are going through.

Call us today for a free telephone consultation or simply contact us to make an appointment on 01296 749013.