Here at AddictionCounselling.org we understand the complex and personal struggles surrounding drug and alcohol dependency and behavioural addictions. Our counselling team have personal and professional experience of addiction and addiction treatment, which allows us to provide comprehensive support for a range of different people struggling with different issues. Your problems are unique to you and therefore any treatment we provide will be tailored to you individually.
WHAT IS ADDICTION?
Addiction is a broad topic and over recent years is becoming increasingly recognised as an illness or a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Some would describe it as a loss of control of one’s use of substances or behaviours, being unable to stop or moderate despite negative consequences that can often destroy lives and cause pain and suffering. Research suggests many different causes to this loss of control but due to complexity of human beings, it is impossible to generalise people’s experiences and struggles. This is why specialist, individualised treatment and social support has been shown to be the most effective way to help people break free from addictive cycles in order to move forward with their lives.Nobody chooses to become addicted but with the right kind of support, and a willingness to change, recovery is possible.
Addiction can be a lonely place. It is often stigmatised and it can be hard to find someone who understands. Our specialist addiction counsellors provide confidential, informed, non-judgemental, empathic support. Many counsellors and psychotherapists offer support with addiction related issues but have often not undergone specific training in working with the complex nature of substance dependency and behavioural addictions. At AddictionCounselling.org we only accept counsellors who have a demonstrated history and specialist qualifications in the field of addiction treatment. We will work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your goals, at your own pace using evidence-based practices to ensure your treatment works for you.
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