The NHS has a very simple statement which encapsulates what addiction is:

“Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.”

And according to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are affected by a problem associated with such compulsive and destructive behaviour. 

There are many varied theories on what causes addictions from the belief that it is a disease to the understanding that many complex psychological, biological and sociological factors contribute toward the growth and establishment of a compulsive pattern of behaviour. 

The good news is that addictions are human conditions and are therefore treatable and respond well to appropriate interventions. In order to begin the process of change a thorough understanding of the issues need to be understood and from there an appropriate plan of treatment can emerge. A comprehensive assessment lies at the heart of initiating a plan of action and with the appropriate professional and therapeutic support a process of rehabilitation can begin. 

Please call for further enquiries and for specialised information on the process of recovery from:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs (Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates etc)
  • Dual Diagnosis (Addiction and Concurrent Mental Health Issues)
  • Sex Addiction and Online Pornography
  • Gambling
  • Any other damaging compulsive behaviour


Edward Conn