Addiction

We will work collaboratively to support you if you have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities)by teaching you how to change self-defeating thinking and actions, emotional regulation and to work towards long-term contentment and a better quality of life.

There are many theories to try to explain addictions; genetic, cultural and social influences merge with chemical and emotional factors. Environmental influences and personal experiences also appear to affect the susceptibility of different people.For many people the need to escape from their present reality and engage in some form of delusional activity gives them a quick high or false sense of freedom which traps them into a destructive pattern of behavior which can become chaotic.

Addiction can be beaten by many people without necessarily becoming dependent on a recovery group and without having to consider yourself as an ‘addict’ for the rest of your life