Behavioural Addiction Treatment
Behavioural Addiction Therapy UK
What Are Behavioural Addictions?
Behavioural addictions can sometimes be referred to as impulse control disorders. It’s a type of addiction that sees the sufferer being seized almost, by a compulsion to carry out a certain behaviour. This can be on a repeated basis, despite sometimes very negative consequences. Unlike alcohol addiction or even drug addiction, there is no external chemical substance on which the sufferer becomes dependent.
This type of disorder however, does revolve around an internal chemical in relation to the brain’s reward system. These are indeed very similar to those caused by a psychological addiction to different substances and the negative impact on an addict can be equally as devastating.
Different Types Of Behavioural Addiction
There are numerous different types of behavioural addiction. Theoretically speaking, it’s quite possible for any activity to become the main focus of a behavioural addiction, as long as it provides the necessary brain ‘reward’ response.
There are of course more common activities that would appear to be more widespread. These include the likes of gambling, video games, shopping, porn, love, sex, internet use, risky behaviour and even plastic surgery, food and exercise.
Signs & Symptoms of Behavioural Addiction
It’s important to note that signs and symptoms of behavioural addictions will differ with each different type of behavioural addiction. A good example of this would be the injuries seen on someone with an exercise addiction could be entirely different to the injuries or even obesity that a video game or internet addict may suffer from.
Generally speaking, however, any behavioural addiction should be quite evident by an increased and obsessive like focus on that particular behaviour. You may see an addict withdraw from previous activities and even loved ones in a bid to spend more time taking part in that particular activity/behaviour. This may become more evident over time as the addiction becomes more deep rooted.
Addiction Treatment Services in The UK
Behavioural Addiction Treatment
Behavioural addictions are treatable, usually by therapy. Here at Infinity Addiction we offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Prior to any treatment however, a full psychiatric diagnosis will need to take place, consisting of a full evaluation of the condition in question. Addiction Treatment plans can then be developed individual to the addict and their specific behaviour addiction.
With such bespoke treatment, whether inpatient (residential) or outpatient, we can provide a much more successful road to recovery as the individuals needs are truly catered to.
From detoxing to therapy and the encouragement of family support around the individual being treated; there are a plethora of stages to the overall treatment process; all of which Infinity Addiction will assist with at every step.
Speak To Our Team
If you or someone you know may be suffering from a behavioural addiction, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today. We can help you identify where help may be needed and create an individual treatment plan for the addict themselves.
We’re here to provide a successful and stable road to recovery from any addiction with our professional and bespoke treatment methods. Call 0800 334 5541.
Thank you Infinity for sorting out the detox for my Dad. You are great.Catherine M
The case management service is brilliant and you have supported me so much I owe you my life. Im 6 months clean now and feel alive again thanks to you.Ben
Infinity arranged treatment for my daughter and have been amazing throughout the whole process. knowledgeable and always willing to help. I can't thank you enough as i've now got my daughter back.SarahJob Title
The family training was outstanding. You have given me such a good understanding of addiction and I am now able to help support my son. So informative.Denis