Behavioural Addictions

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Behavioural Addictions

Addictions are not just about drugs and alcohol. Activities such as sex, smoking, gambling, technology, exercise, shopping, work and compulsive eating can also be addictive over time.

An activity like exercise, shopping or sex may give a person a “high”, followed by a desire to repeat the feeling. Eventually, the activity becomes a habit that can’t be easily broken. Control over doing is lost becoming harmful and the individual becomes dependent to get through the day.

Addictions are a progressive disease, so do ask us for help. You can recover and improve the quality of your life and your families and friends around you. Nightingale Hospital can help you take that vital step towards recovery and help you regain a life free from addiction.

Nightingale Hospital London treatment for addiction

Our approach to treating addictions combines individualised treatment programmes with therapies that are based on current clinical evidence. We employ a bio-psychosocial approach using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF). We motivate, educate, support and promote positive and constructive thinking in a group setting.

These treatments can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. A treatment option may be more suitable or preferable to you so the Nightingale Hospital team can discuss the options with you and help you decide on the best treatment for you. We have the expertise and experience to approach the support and treatment we offer you in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

But what will I do in alcohol addiction treatment?

Through group therapy, educational lectures on the various aspects of addiction and alternative approaches such as meditation, art therapy, life skills, sleep therapy, nutrition and physical therapies we aim to give you knowledge of addiction and help you develop new coping skills for living without the aid of addiction.

Maintenance is the key to long term recovery, so relapse prevention is a vital component of our programmes. Post treatment, avoiding relapse in the outside world is the greatest challenge. With this in mind your treatment won’t end when you’re discharged, we offer step down programmes, individual counselling to fortify and prolong motivation, plus free aftercare groups for patients and family members.

Addiction Specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your addiction. It is vital you find a specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. Find out more about the people you may want to meet with below.

The further information on this page is to help you understand more about your condition, your treatment options and the specialist you may want to see so you feel secure in the decisions you make. However if you cannot find the information you need Nightingale Hospital would welcome your call.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.

“As an occupational physician I see many patients in times of great difficulty, some distressed due to problems arising at work and others with issues affecting their ability to work. For many years I have been able to rely on the prompt, kind and effective care that is invariably provided by specialists at the Nightingale Hospital which enables recovery and a chance to rebuild lives that can so often seem shattered beyond repair. This supports an early return to work, which is such an essential part of the journey back to normal life and which is so valued by my patients.”

Dr Mark Harvey, Occupational Physician & Medical Director, Health Management

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