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What are Addictions?
Addictions are powerful cravings to use substances or engage in certain activities despite their harmful consequences to either yourself or others. Addiction causes a chronic dysfunction of the brain, leading to a psychological dependence. Over time, this can have serious repercussions for daily life, and for those around you.
Addiction can involve a wide variety of substances and behaviours. The most serious dependencies are alcohol and drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines, barbiturates and benzodiazepines. The most common addictions include nicotine, caffeine and gambling.
What are the Patterns of Addictive Behaviour?
Many signs of addictions relate to a lack of self-control and impaired ability. Consequently, individuals who have an addiction will not stop their behaviour, even if they recognise that it is causing problems. Some of the key patterns of behaviour associated with addictions include:
Being dismissive that their behaviour is causing problems at home or work
Becoming secretive and withdrawn emotionally
Seeking out situations where they can indulge in their compulsive behaviour
Unsuccessful attempts to quit
Loss of control
Health conditions, such as memory loss or insomnia
What Causes Addictions
How Addictions are Treated?
Addictions are treatable, and the most important first step is to seek help. Direct Focus Solutions offer a multidisciplinary approach to addiction therapy, led by a team of fully accredited and expert health professionals in psychology, occupational therapy, nursing and more.
With a holistic, patient-centred perspective, our therapies will determine the root cause of your issues. Our experts will work with you to help you take charge of your health and create a happier, healthy life for yourself. By placing you at the heart of your addiction treatment path, you will benefit from a tailor-made package of professional care that will produce the best possible outcome for you.
Our focus is on using a variety of strategies to help you overcome your dependency. These include psychology, psychotherapy and counselling services that help to coordinate your mind, body and spirit to provide the best possible plan to kickstart you on the road to overcoming addiction.
We offer a variety of programs that support addiction recovery therapies. These may help you improve in areas such as dealing with physical symptoms, by boosting your recovery with a healthy diet and exercise regime.
Look forward to a better life without addictions and get in touch with us. Find out how we can help and book an appointment at one of our of clinics in Sydney or the Illawarra. Alternatively, book a Telehealth appointment where you can meet our professionals remotely from the comfort of your own home.