What is addiction?
What is substance use disorder?
Substance use disorder is when someone persistently uses a substance despite the damage it causes them. Over time, it can also lead to dependence. Dependence involves developing a tolerance for a substance and going through withdrawal symptoms without it.
Examples of substances that are often misused include:
- Club drugs
What is behavioural addiction?
Types of treatment for addiction
In therapy, your psychologist will help you explore and understand the origins of your difficulties and develop healthier, more effective strategies for managing life’s ups and downs.
In some cases, we might also require you to have an assessment with our Consultant Psychiatrist to consider medication that can help you manage the physiological elements of your addiction.