Wokingham Psychology  Woosehill Medical Centre Fernlea Drive Wokingham Berkshire RG41 3DR

 

Addictions

Seeking help for an addiction can be one of the hardest things anyone can do. Around 2 million people in the UK suffer from some form of addiction. We understand the implications and damage that an addiction can cause. It not only causes medical conditions, but financial and family problems too. The families of addiction sufferers often feel helpless and powerless over their loved ones addiction.

Many patients require one to one sessions with an addiction specialist whilst others need to be away from their familiar environment and from all the regular stresses that would usually feed into the addiction. If this is the case at Wokingham Psychology we would find the most suitable treatment centre for you as each centre has their own strengths and weaknesses and we can help ensure you recieve your treatment at the one that is right for you.

Types of addictions treated

 

Many people think of addictions as purely alcohol or illegal drug addiction, however there are many other forms including:

 

  • Alcohol

  • Gambling

  • Prescription medication

  • Sex

  • Exercise

  • Shopping

  • Illegal drugs

  • Internet

Relatives and addictions

 

One of the most common questions we are asked in relation to addictions of all kind is how to get help for a family member or friend who is struggling with an addiction but is not willing to get help. This can be extremely difficult for all involved, our advice is dependent on each individual case, however a good idea is to find the support that is available locally which would be most suited for the person and hopefully when the person is ready for help you know how to access it as quickly as possible.

 

If you would like more information, please feel free to call us on 01189 680 900.