Drug or substance addiction can be detrimental for both the individual and for loved ones.
At Bowen Hills Psychology, it is our aim to provide a safe, warm, understanding and non-judgemental environment to help individuals discuss their addictions and help provide clients with tools and techniques to help combat and overcome addiction.
Substances have a number of effects on the brain. One of these effects is to flood the brain with the neurotransmitter dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone, which causes a ‘high’ and can be highly reinforcing and addictive.
Likewise, people often find they need to take more and more of these substances to get the same effect, resulting in increased tolerance.
Due to a heightened tolerance, other activities that once brought joy will seem less enjoyable such as food, sports, entertainment, relationships and so on. This can result in regular activities that were once considered enjoyable being abandoned and previously healthy relationships start to become strained.
An individual is often diagnosed with an ‘addiction’ when substances are still taken despite the consequences they’ve contributed to.
It is hard to treat alcohol and/or drug addiction alone and the longer it is left untreated, the harder the road to recovery may seem.
At Bowen Hills Psychology, we will always recommend seeking help as soon as possible, as it may provide individuals with the support and tools that will aid the likelihood of being able to overcome addiction.
Alcohol and drug addiction can be overcome with the right help and a determination to overcome. Contacting a highly trained and experienced counsellor is the first step on that road to recover.
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Our aim at Bowen Hills Psychology is to provide a warm, non-judgemental approach to treating substance addiction, providing a space where you can feel comfortable to discuss your substance use.
Call Bowen Hills Psychology to have an obligation free chat to see whether you feel comfortable with one of our experienced addiction counsellors in Brisbane.