Understanding Addiction and Addictive Behaviours
‘It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour’ Dr. Gabor Maté
Addiction is a commonly used phrase, but what does it really mean to be addicted? How do we know when we have moved from heavy use of something to addictive use? We may all be familiar with the idea of drug and alcohol addiction, but what about food, work, sex and social media? Is it a brain disease, a result of personality or down to your genetics?
This workshop will help to define addiction, identify the contributing factors and the signposts to be aware of for various addictions.
This 60 minute workshop, delivered by an addictions psychologist will cover:
What is addiction? Breaking the myths and the 6 key characteristics to look out for.
An overview of substance addictions, process addictions and impulse control disorders.
How to voice concerns about someone’s behaviour.
The stages of change when dealing with addiction recovery
Methods of recovery
The antidote to addiction – moving from isolated, dysregulated and medicated to feeling, safe, seen and soothed.
How it works:
- Capacity: Unlimited online capacity or up to 100 attendees on-site.
- Length: 60 minutes
- Logistics: This workshop is available for delivery as a virtual webinar or in-house in London. For online delivery, you’ll be sent an exclusive link to the workshop, which will be streamed via Zoom (or your preferred webinar platform)
- Your facilitator: An addictions psychologist, specialising in addiction, trauma and mental wellbeing