Addiction is defined by the NHS as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.
Addiction is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, alcohol and nicotine, but there are other forms of addiction, including an addiction to work, screens, solvents and shopping among others.
Managing an addiction can take a toll on a patient’s work, life and relationships. In the case of substance misuse (for example, drugs and alcohol), an addiction can have serious psychological and physical effects.
At FFCI, a full clinical and psycho-social assessment is undertaken during the initial appointment, which will include discussion about behaviour and symptoms within the different domains of the person’s everyday life in order to recognise the triggers and signs of distress.
We offer psychological therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. CBT is intensive, but goal-oriented and time-limited treatment and therapy. Evidence-based treatment models are utilized in both individual and group therapy. CBT is reputable for the treatment of a wide spectrum of psychological conditions particularly, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD and eating disorders.