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What is Drug Addiction?

Compulsive consumption of alcohol and/or psychoactive drugs is defined as chemical dependence or drug addiction.

The two primary indicators of alcohol and drug addiction are:

  1. tolerance: defined as an increase in the amount of intake to produce the same pleasure or a need for a higher dose to elicit the same effect;
  2. withdrawal symptoms: in the course of acute or chronic abuse of psychoactive drugs or alcohol, a physical or physiological adaptation occurs. A sudden or abrapt cessation of intake will precipitate acute physical or physicological symptoms: body pain, nausea, chills, vomiting, anxiety and depression.

What causes Addiction?

We all have a potential for addiction, but specific individuals may be more predisposed than others. The disease of drug addiction is caused by multiple etiological factors. Research shows that the causative factors for addiction are both genetic and environmental. An interesting aspect is how the interaction between these factors can determine the outcome for individuals who struggle with addiction.


Treatment for Drug Addiction in London

It is possible to treat and manage drug addiction and therapy can be very successful in managing and resolving alcoholism and drug addiction. Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you to identify and challenge irrational thinking and beliefs that trigger the urge to use drugs and alcohol. With your therapist, you can work to identify triggers, responses, and a plan to cope with the trigger to resolve your addiction problems.

For more information about talking therapies and treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London please visit our Treatment page.


Getting Therapy for Drug Addiction in London

We offer Psychological Therapy for Addiction to Adults and Teenagers at our clinics in Central London.


Drug Addiction Counselling Team

All our Therapists offer Psychological Therapy for Drug Addiction treatment to Adults and Teenagers. Click here to meet the Team.


Fees

Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.

Recent Blog Posts on Drug Addiction

Recent Blog Posts on Drug Addiction

Overcoming Addictions: Finding Support and Community

By The International Psychology Clinic | 6 June 2023
Overcoming Addictions: Finding Support and Community

In this article, we delve into the psychological aspects of addiction recovery and highlight the significance of seeking support from specialized addiction treatment, counselling, and therapy in London. 1. Understanding the Psychology of Addiction Addiction is a complex psychological phenomenon […]

Co-Occurring Disorders: When Addiction and Mental Illness Collide

By The International Psychology Clinic | 6 June 2023
Co-Occurring Disorders: When Addiction and Mental Illness Collide

In this article, we delve into the psychological aspects of co-occurring disorders, shedding light on the challenges faced by individuals who grapple with both addiction and mental health conditions. 1. Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis […]

The Science of Addiction: How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Brain

By The International Psychology Clinic | 6 June 2023
The Science of Addiction: How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Brain

In this article, we uncover the psychological processes involved in addiction, shedding light on the neurobiological changes that occur. Understanding the science of addiction is crucial in developing effective treatment strategies. 1. The Neurobiology of Addiction Addiction is a complex […]

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