Understanding the root causes of Addiction
Specialist and effective long-term care for help with Alcohol and Drug Addictions
Treating Addiction To Drugs And Alcohol
For many of the clients who come to the Eating Disorder & Addiction Specialists Group seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol and drugs, understanding when their behaviour changed from a socially acceptable level to an addiction is often a challenge.
Pressures at work, a fast-paced career, the expectation of being seen at specific social events and even the relationship with alcohol or drugs in your family and throughout your life all play a part in developing an addiction. However, research also recognises that other factors are at play in the transformation from a social drinker to an alcoholic, or an occasional drug user to an addict. These factors include genetics, specifics in brain chemistry and the presence of mental health issues within a family.
It is never too early or too late to begin treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction. The first and biggest step is to recognise there is a problem, and then to reach out for help.
Sometimes for the very powerful - public and high-profile people - problems with alcohol, cocaine or a combination of alcohol and drugs can be difficult to admit to. So it may be that family, friends and those who truly care are the ones who first feel the need to talk about addiction treatment.
Philippe Jacquet has extensive experience working with clients in all areas of industry, finance, entertainment and public life, struggling with these types of addictions. With expertise, anonymity and a bespoke treatment plan you can overcome addiction and continue to lead your life, becoming a healthier individual and learning coping strategies to live the clean and sober life you desire.
Sometimes people have tried treatment before. They may have even gone through a rehabilitation program that was temporarily effective, but not over the long term. This is most often the situation when the underlying mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, trauma or even unresolved grief has not been effectively treated as well.
Not a Willpower Issue
It is critical for anyone with an alcohol or drug problem, including problems with cocaine, to understand that they are not addicted because they lack the willpower to simply stop drinking or using.
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