Help & Therapy in London & Dorset to treat Addiction to Drugs, Sex, Gambling, Pornography and Alcohol

Do you have an addiction, such as alcohol, smoking, caffeine, drugs, gambling, food, sex, shopping, computers, exercise or work?

Are you worried that you cannot control it?

Is your addiction beginning to control you?

A habit develops into an addiction when you depend on the substance or activity to feel ‘normal’. In other words, you experience mental and physical changes in the way that you feel. Once the effects have worn off you repeat the behaviour in order to feel ‘normal’ again. So it becomes a vicious cycle, and a part of your life.

Symptoms of Addiction that you may experience

If something that you enjoy doing is becoming out of control and developing into an addiction, you are likely to:

  • Need to take or do more and more of whatever it is in order to get the desired effect. So for example, if your system has built up a tolerance to alcohol or drugs, you may need to ingest more in order to satisfy yourself. The same is true of anything that you are addicted to.
  • Experience unpleasant symptoms if you do not engage in your addictive behaviour
  • Find it hard to control or cut down your addictive behaviour
  • Plan and arrange your days around your addiction
  • Become preoccupied with your addiction
  • Feel unwell or very tired and irritable if you do not feed your addiction.

Causes of Addiction

Although there are genetic and biological reasons why some people develop addictions where others do not, there is no single definitive cause. Other contributory factors include your life experiences and how you were brought up, low self esteem, and how you cope with stress and pressure in your life.

Depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, emotional eating, low self esteem, anger and abuse are some possible causes and results of addictive behaviour.

Help, Treatment & Therapy in London or Dorset for Addiction

If you are aware that you have or are developing an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you to regain control. Call me on 07846 208 378, and I will explain the process in more detail and answer your questions.