A Boutique Clinic for Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Call now for a free initial telephone consultation
02071180407
Book Appointment

Psychiatrist For Addiction

Addiction Disorders

Though often misinterpreted as simple bad habits or poor lifestyle choices, addiction disorders across the whole of the spectrum can be devastating. Those affected by any kind of addiction will instinctively feel alone, isolated and frustrated – like they are the only person in the world that understands what they’re going through. Addiction Psychiatrists understand this – at Psymplicity Healthcare we understand this.

 

What Defines an Addiction Disorder?

While there’s a very fine line between an everyday bad habit and an addiction, it’s a line that’s well-defined and possible to pinpoint. Quite simply, it all comes down to control – or indeed the lack thereof – when it comes to doing something, anything that’s taking its toll on your life, your health, your relationships or the things that matter to you.

There’s a huge difference between doing something on a regular basis that you know you could quit at any time and something you couldn’t walk away from if you tried. Sadly, those on the latter side of the fence often wrongly believe they’re fully in control of what they’re doing, not realising the damage they’re causing until they turn to psychiatrists for addiction disorders who are able to shed light on the subject.

 

The Traits of An Addiction Disorder

While drug, alcohol and gambling addictions represent some of the most common and obvious examples of disorders among adults, it’s technically possible to become addicted to anything at all – any activity, product or lifestyle choice.

In terms of the kinds of traits to look out for that may indicate a problem in need of attention, the following examples tend to underpin most addictions:

  • A complete or overriding preoccupation with the activity or habit in question – you’re always thinking of the next opportunity to indulge.
  • Craving more of the same thing every time – increasing the ‘dose’ or ‘fix’ for the same satisfaction.
  • Doing something on a routine basis even though you know it’s causing you harm.
  • Practicing a habit routinely and compulsively to escape reality.
  • Lying to friends and family members about the habit or any aspect thereof.
  • Failed attempts to cut down or quit entirely.
  • Hiding your habitual activities or compulsions from others for fear of shame.
  • Spending more on the habit than you can afford to.
  • Allowing your social, domestic or working life to be affected by the habit in question.

The biggest problem with the vast majority of addiction disorders is that even when an affected individual is able to tick every one of the above boxes, there’s a strong chance they will still deny they have a problem and never go to see a doctor or psychiatrist for professional help.

Drug and Alcohol Dependency Disorders are common and can be associated with;

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders

 

Our Fresh Approach To Treating Addiction

At Psymplicity Healthcare, we’re committed to taking a fresh approach to the tackling of addiction disorders which is neither patronising nor insensitive. We have a private psychiatrist for addiction in-house. We’re skilled and experienced at pinpointing of the root-cause of addiction disorders, in turn allowing us to create bespoke treatment programs that help bring about positive change for life.

Medication, talking therapies and other psychiatric treatments as well as addressing wider issues can all be very helpful. To talk to a member of the team about the specific addiction treatment approach please don’t hesitate to call us on 0207 118 0407 or complete our ‘Callback Request‘ Form.

 

Case Study:

Care worker Gareth, 44, dedicated so much of his time and thought to looking after others he simply had no idea his ‘hobby’ was in fact a full-blown alcohol addiction. He eventually turned to Psymplicity Healthcare after coming close to losing his job, his family and everything he held dear. Luckily, with expert help he was able to regain control of his actions, thanks in no small part to a tirelessly supportive family who were able to work with staff at Psymplicity Healthcare to support Gareth on his journey of recovery.

 

Contact Us

First name*

Last name*

Email*

Phone number

Message*

Enter the message as it's shown *
Reload