‘What is addiction? It is a sign, a signal, and a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.’
Alice Miller, psychologist and best-selling author
Numbing discomfort with substances, or destructive behavior, can become a cycle – taking you further and further from what is important to you.
Here are some things to consider about addiction:
My approach includes a thorough assessment, followed by a treatment plan which includes cognitive behavioural strategies, solution-focussed therapy, psycho-education, body work (TRE) and strategies for relapse prevention.
‘It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.’
Dr Gabor Mate – Author and addiction specialist.
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