Addiction

Addiction Counselling
You may have already reached the point where you have...
  • Lost your family
  • Relationships have been destroyed
  • job  or career down the pan
  • Children taken into care - or children disowned you
  • Found yourself constantly telling lies and maybe committing crimes
  • In conflict with others who love you and care about you
  • Financial worries or debt due to addiction cost or loss of your job
Loved ones may have tried to make you see what you are doing to yourself or others with little or no results.
The chances are you are in denial - you will argue and dispute their opinions and at this point relationships become severely if not irreversibly damaged.
 
You may loose everything you once loved and valued to drink or drugs.
 
Alcohol:
 
The use of alcohol in excess has many physical damaging effects. It can lead to the development of a variety of conditions from, high blood pressure, liver disease, heart attacks, stomach ulcers, nerve damage and memory loss through brain damage along with disturbances in balance and speech - in fact the future looks grim.
 
Then along the way comes the loss of everything that was ever important:
  • Partner
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Job
  • Home
  • Self-worth
 
There are various treatments available to help people with addiction , the most valuable being the psychological support.
 
However, if you are at the stage where you are craving drink on waking, sweating at night profusely and shaking in the mornings it will be essential to seek out a detox programme either supplied through the help and referral from your G.P or through a rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol.
 
IT IS POTENTIALY DANGEROUS TO STOP DRINKING SUDDENLY IF YOU ARE A HEAVY DRINKER
 
There are various medicines available to help you stop drinking:  Disulfiram (Antibuse), Acamprosate (Campral), Naltrexone, Topirimate
 
We can help refer you to an experienced clinician for a  private assessment.

Channel 5 documentary January 2016
 

Clearly what emerges from the documentary is that the people in it could only acknowledge their alcohol dependency,  after they stopped drinking.

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Sex Addiction:
Destructive and dangerous is a good way of describing sex addiction. Putting at risk your relationship, job and reputation and also your health.
You are a sex addict when ...  
  • You are becoming more and more preoccupied with Internet dating, phone sex or computer sex (cyber sex).
  • And your relationship suffering as a result of your sexual compulsivity.
  • You are telling lies, pretending or hiding what you  do associated with sex.
  • You are engaging in more and more risky sexual behaviours.
  • Your sexual behaviours could be characterised as driven, compulsive and hidden.
  • You promise yourself you will stop engaging in risky sexual behaviours – for example, having anonymous sex with strangers –  visiting web cams - signing up for dating sites when you are in a committed relationship.
  • When you have been caught and know your relationship is at risk.. but still you consistently break your promises.
  • You are doing less of the things that were important to you - for example, seeing friends or family, going out or enjoying hobbies and you would rather engage in soulless sexual behaviour at any cost, instead of engaging in normal activity with those you care for.
    Gambling addiction:
     
    Are you risking you financial security, relationship and much more due to the compulsive urge to gamble?
    Are you constantly focused on your next exploit?
    Do you lie and hide the truth from others?
                                                                     
Drugs:
 
 Whatever the substance or drug of choice, drug abuse AND drug addiction are characterized by the damaging ways in which the substance or drug takes over the individual’s life, disrupting his or her daily functioning at home, school, or work, leading to repeated drug-related legal problems and unhealthy relationships, and adversely affecting his or her overall quality of life.
 
 Because drug addicts are so good at denying their drug-related behavior, it is important non-addicts to become more aware of the various signs of drug addiction so that they may be able to convince the addict to get the professional help they need.
 
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Paranoid behaviour
  • Isolating self
  • Aggression
  • Looking spaced out, anxious and other odd behaviours
  • Money going missing
  • Bills unpaid
 These are just some of the signs
 
 
 
 
Contact us today
 
Tel:  01242 678985
Mob:  07850 277926
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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