People can develop an addiction or dependency to almost anything. Initially they may find enjoyment from engaging in a particular activity (for example gambling, gaming or sex) or from using substances (such as alcohol, drugs or caffeine).
An addiction can develop as a result of a variety of circumstances; in reaction to stress, as a way of coping with other difficulties or because of environmental factors, such as pressure from others. This can then develop into a physical and/or psychological dependency, which continues to further affect areas of day-to-day functioning and both mental and physical health.
Treatment for Addiction
If you are suffering from an addiction, you will recognise the hugely damaging impact that it can have upon your relationships, career, health and finances. Seeking help and support for your addiction can therefore be a difficult but rewarding first step towards making changes to help you manage your addiction.
Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) are recommended as the most effective treatments for addiction, and these are provided within both individual and group contexts at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic.
We’re here to help. If you would like to enquire about treatment and support for Addiction at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please contact us to arrange an assessment.