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What are the long term effects of not treating addiction?

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Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist in London, explains the implications of leaving an addiction untreated, in particular, how environmental situations can lead to other people reinforcing someone’s addictive behaviour. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

Video Transcription

With addictions, one of the things that makes a huge difference is something about identifying the environments in which certain addictive behaviours might take place. So, for instance, there might be certain jobs or certain friends that are very reinforcing of the addiction. So, for people sometimes it does involve some degree of burning bridges with particular environment situations, people that reinforce their addictive behaviour. So that can be a very important predictor for outcome. But also, again, motivation and having got to a stage where actually the advantages of continuing with the addiction are less than the disadvantages, that the consequences are becoming significant enough, where the person is at a stage where they are very seriously prepared to experience some of the discomfort that is involved in giving up, something that has been a really important coping structure for them for a long period of time.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.