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Addiction is a complex problem that affects people of all ages. It usually involves a mixture of emotional, behavioural, psychological and biological issues. Social environmental influences and spirituality related issues can trigger and maintain the condition. We believe:
- Addiction is a chronic disease
- Often linked to Trauma usually from childhood
- High incidence of co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety
- It always progresses with time
- The consequences are often devastating
- Nobody became addicted in one day…
…and we at RósGlas Recovery aim to treat addictions or any addictive behaviours directly – whilst at the same time addressing the underlying causal factors that predispose addictive tendencies.
This may include biochemical imbalances, mood-related disorders, psychological issues, mental health or trauma, lifestyle, social or relationship factors. Importantly, we believe that our comprehensive approach offers our clients the greatest chance of long-term recovery and relief.
Our key philosophy is that addiction is a multi-faceted issue and addiction treatment should be tailored to suit each and every individual.
ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE IS A CHRONIC ILLNESS THAT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
Alcoholism impacts on every aspect of life; relationships, work, mental and physical health, social problems, emotional stability and finances. Not only is the alcoholic suffering, but the lives of the loved ones, friends, family and co-workers are significantly impacted.
The negative effects of alcohol use on physical health are mostly well documented and well understood now. Liver disease, gastrointestinal problems, stomach ulcers, gastritis and pancreatitis. Heart disease, weight issues, kidney problems, diabetes and stroke are also common among heavy drinkers. Alcoholic neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves.
An individual affected by the ravages of alcohol is usually in the midst of a sad and lonely existence. The experience takes on a life of it’s own, at the outset it may be fun however, over time a picture of destruction emerges.
DRUG ADDICTION IS A COMPLEX, MULTI-FACETED DISORDER.
Major indicators of drug addiction include cravings, withdrawal and unsuccessful attempts to stop or control use.
There is a myth that addiction is a moral issue, or a problem that is maintained by poor character or lack of willpower. This is simply not the case.
Addiction is a chronic disease, one that affects the brain, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Effective treatment is best achieved in an appropriate healthcare setting in order for all the factors and concerns to be addressed concurrently.
CONTACT US FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION
If you or your loved one suffers from addiction, there is no time to wait – seeking help is always the best option. Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to provide anonymous consultation over the phone or email.
PROBLEMATIC GAMBLING CAN HAVE A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON PERSONAL FINANCES, HOWEVER, GAMBLING ADDICTION ULTIMATELY COSTS A LOT MORE THAN MONEY.
Gambling can be used as a mechanism to avoid difficult feelings. At the outset the person starts to bet and is enticed by the excitement and rushes of adrenaline. This part of the process is similar to other addictions however it can be hidden easier in gambling hence it is referred to as the ‘secret’ addiction.
SEX & LOVE ADDICTION
SEX ADDICTION AND ISSUES OF LOVE ADDICTION CAN TAKE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FORMS.
Many people with sex or love addiction issues do not realise their behaviours are problematic or deny the impact of their actions. Honestly asking oneself how you might feel if a partner, family or colleagues knew about the activity may help give some indication as to how you really feel about the issue.
Those who experience compulsive sexual tendencies can often become irritable, angry and quick-tempered. There can often be an attempt at trying to gain some sense of intimacy and physical closeness from active sex addiction. This is usually followed by feelings of shame, regret and guilt along with a realisation that fleeting ‘closeness’ is unable to offer the deeper sense of emotional connection most sex addicts are actually truly seeking. This can lead to an active addiction highly progressive in nature. This is seen in individuals seeking more and more and with a need for increasingly more dangerous, inappropriate or provocative scenarios in order to maintain and reach a ‘high’.