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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you are struggling with prescription drug addiction, help is at hand. Here at The London Psychiatry Centre we offer prescription drug addiction treatment to help you take back control. [embed width="560" height="315" ]https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRMQQ-VbGBg[/embed] Video: Addiction Symptoms & Treatment The number of people coping with ‘legal’ drug addiction is beginning to overtake illicit drug addiction figures in rehab facilities across the UK. Prescription drug use can creep up over time, and because these drugs are prescribed legally, it is easy to underestimate their effect or over usage. Here at The London Psychiatry Centre we understand your need for a personalised treatment plan to address your issues and symptoms. Our addiction expert, Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Christos Kouimtsidis is one of the foremost experts on substance misuse in the UK, and can help you get back on track.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no" css=".vc_custom_1501486224428{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][eltd_accordion style="toggle"][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="What is prescription drug addiction?"][vc_column_text]Any dependence is classified as the feeling of not being able to ‘do without’ something. In the case of prescription drug addiction, it is not being able to do without prescribed drugs. It can lead to feelings of anxiety (fear of what will happen if you don’t take the drugs) and of desperation (the need to take the drug to alleviate symptoms and to have a good supply). Any drug can become addictive, but some of the most common examples are: Opiates (codeine) – for pain Antihistamines – for allergies Antidepressants (citalopram, mirtazapine) – for depression Central nervous system drugs (diazepam, temazepam) – for sleep and anxiety [/vc_column_text][/eltd_accordion_tab][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="What are the signs of prescription drug addiction?"][vc_column_text]Although the exact symptoms experienced vary from person to person, we have highlighted some of the most common symptoms of prescription drug addiction below: Taking more to get the desired effect Asking for early prescriptions Feelings of guilt regarding how much you are taking Inability to cut down Issues at work or with personal relationships Being secretive about usage Continuing drug use even when there are negative consequences [/vc_column_text][/eltd_accordion_tab][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="What are the effects of prescription drug addiction?"][vc_column_text]Addiction in general will bring, inevitably, negative consequences. Some of these will be lifestyle related: for example, your relationships with loved ones may suffer and your ability to work and function properly in society will be impacted to a lesser or greater degree. The physical impact of drug addiction brings many varied symptoms, which can affect your day to day life. These could include: Insomnia Difficulty with coordination Gastrointestinal...

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Alcohol addiction is a chronic condition which gets worse over time without treatment or if treatment is rushed without proper preparation. At The London Psychiatry Centre we recognise that every patient is an individual. [embed width="560" height="315" ]https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRMQQ-VbGBg[/embed] Video: Addiction Symptoms & Treatment We believe that if you are truly going to put alcohol addiction behind you, a quick-fix, one-size-fits-all approach won’t cut it, so all our care is tailored to fit your specific needs. We aim for long-lasting results, therefore the treatment with us be the last one required in your life. Free yourself from alcohol dependency and start living a healthier, happier life. One in four people in England drink more than they should and this can unfortunately cause residual physical and mental health problems. This simple test can help determine if your drinking is more than recommended for a happy and healthy lifestyle. It will only take a few minutes, but can make a world of difference. Answer the following three questions: Q1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? Never Monthly or less 2 - 4 times per month 2 - 3 times per week 4+ times per week Q2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking? 1 - 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 9 10+ How to calculate alcohol units? For any type of drink, first calculate the total amount in litres. Then multiply with the ABV (percentage of alcohol per volume). This is written on the bottle or can. For example: If you drink two cans of beer and 1 bottle of wine per day, calculate the units from beer, the units from wine and add them. Two cans of beer per day of 4.5% could be calculated as below: 2 x 500mls = 1 lit 1lit x 4.5 = 4.5 units One bottle of wine per day of 12% could be calculated as below: 1 bottle = 750ml or 0.75 lit 0.75 lit x 12 = 9 units Total = 4.5 units + 9 units = 13.5 units Close Back Q3. How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily Back Result You don’t need to worry about your drinking - this is within healthy limits. Result You are drinking more than what is recommended. You might not yet have experienced any adverse effects, but it is estimated that if you continue to drink in this manner, you might face physical, emotional or...

Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Gambling Addiction can be a very lonely and frustrating condition to live with. If you’ve been struggling to control a gambling problem, you may not know where to turn. You may be feeling incredibly isolated and have a sense that no one understands. At the same time you are probably confused at your inability to stop, and your loved ones may well be too. You may be frequently met with the question ‘why do you do it?’ only to find no real, satisfying answer to offer. [embed width="560" height="315" ]https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRMQQ-VbGBg[/embed] Video: Addiction Symptoms & Treatment Thankfully, help is at hand. [embed width="560" height="315" ]https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRMQQ-VbGBg[/embed] Video: Addiction Symptoms & Treatment We work with the most highly-regarded experts in the field of Addiction and employ the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments to tackle compulsive gambling – helping you to get back on track as quickly as possible. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][eltd_accordion style="toggle"][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="What Is A Pathological Gambler?"][vc_column_text]Gambling Addiction is more than being excited about gambling. It is a progressive, obsessive condition that worsens over any considerable period of time.[/vc_column_text][/eltd_accordion_tab][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="Signs Of A Gambling Addiction"][vc_column_text]Have a look at our checklist below and see if you can spot any of your behaviours. Signs of gambling addiction can involve: Preoccupation with gambling – either with reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble The need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement Gambling to get even and chasing one’s losses Gambling as a way of escaping from problems or relieving a troublesome mood Repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling, and restlessness or irritability when attempting to cut down or stop gambling Lying to family members or others to conceal the extent of your involvement with gambling The loss or jeopardy of a significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of gambling Relying on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling Committing illegal acts such as forgery, fraud, theft, or embezzlement to finance gambling. [/vc_column_text][/eltd_accordion_tab][eltd_accordion_tab icon_pack="" title="What are some of the possible consequences from a Gambling Problem?"][vc_column_text]Financial complications are frequently the most readily associated consequences when people think of gambling addiction, but in truth they are only one aspect of the problem. Damaged relationships, isolation from friends and family, eroded trust, divorce and broken homes are frequently the result of a long-untreated gambling...

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