ADDICTIONS: Alcohol, Heroin, Cocaine, Legal Highs, GBH Integrated Detoxification and Rehabilitation Treatment
at Harley Street London
Some of the addictions such as alcohol, heroin, cocaine, legal; highs, GBH and crack could cause serious medical and mental health problems and are very difficult to come off. Or it may be associated with depression, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, anxiety disorders etc. you may need a comprehensive assessment and an integrated detoxification and rehabilitation treatment.
You will be seen by Dr Rajendra Kumar, General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist at Ten Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
For More information on Addictive behaviours look at the following website:
“Addictive behaviour is defined as repetitive habit pattern that increases the risk of diseases and/or associated personal and social problems. The individual has a loss of control, immediate gratification with deleterious effects, and experiences relapses when trying to quit”1
“A chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain—they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviours seen in people who abuse drugs.”2
5 interesting facts about alcohol consumption in Great Britain (ONS, 2013)3
Drug Misuse: Findings from the 2012 to 2013 Crime Survey for England and Wales (ONS, 2013)4
Usually involves a comprehensive assessment of drug and/or alcohol misuse, co-existent psychiatric disorders,
associated psychological and social issues and maintaining factors.
Requires Integrated Detoxification and Recovery Programme for good outcomes.
1Marlatt, G..A., Baer , J.S., Donovan, D.M. and Kivlahan. D.R. (1988) Addictive behaviours: aetiology and
treatment. Annual Review of Psychology. 39, 223-5.)
2(Leshner, A.L. (1997) Addiction is a brain disease, and it matters. Science, 278, 45-7.)
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