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Drugs, Alcoholism & Addiction

Fairly commonplace are the patients/clients citing difficulty with substance-abuse nowadays; be it a personal usage problem, or one concerning a close friend / family member. Drug-use and its abuse is increasingly widespread in today's society, and pervades the whole spectrum, not discriminating according to affluence.

Regardless of the recreational pharmaceutical in question (Acid, Alcohol, Amphetamines, Cannabis, Cocaine, Crack, Ecstasy, Hallucinogens, Heroin, Ice, Prescription-Medication, Speed, or whatever), substance-abuse is an obstacle best viewed in the same light as other maladaptive or compensatory mechanisms; not dissimilar to the myriad of other equally pathological and self-destructive behaviours seen in therapy. In most cases there exists a sound reasoning/origin for this injurious and suboptimal behaviour, albeit at an unconscious or suppressed level. The abuse of a substance (despite the perceived short-term gain) is often a symptom of a repressed or deeper-seated issue. A failure to address the causation will invariably result in the persistent recurrence of the drug habit under stressful conditions.

Should drug-taking or substance-abuse be an issue, determining the origin/causation of this compensatory mechanism, will greatly minimise the chance of recurrence; and given sufficient insight, ownership, and volition. often eradicate it entirely.

The adoption of an Integrated approach to Drug Counselling and Substance-Abuse Therapy, allows us to blend a variety of techniques simultaneously within a single framework. It also means that we can offer you a choice of either short-term or long-term therapy solutions. As a result, we are able to tailor our services to match your individual needs and requirements much more closely than any single traditional form of therapy would allow.

Counselling and/or Psychotherapy are a process which allows you to talk about your feelings and concerns, within a confidential and supportive environment. Therapy does not involve advice, labelling or judgement. Instead, it provides you with an opportunity to gain insight into your present situation, feelings and behaviour. As a consequence, you will be able to make a clear and informed choice about your future options in life.

Therapy does not involve advice, labelling or judgement.