Addictions

As the UK’s leading independent provider of addiction treatment services, the Priory are able to provide professional, specialist treatment programmes for a wide range of addictive substances and behaviours.

  • 15 Feb

    While it is ultimately down to the person with an alcohol dependency to acknowledge they have an addiction, there are several ways you can help them to understand their condition and seek treatment as a result.

  • 19 Jan

    Find out the signs to look out for if you are concerned about someone’s gambling and the steps to take so that your loved one can get the help they need.

  • 18 Dec

    A leading alcohol addictions expert is encouraging millennials to drink mindfully over the party season and to be more aware of the consequences their drinking habits can have on their health ahead of Dry January.

  • 14 Dec

    It can be difficult to spot whether your partner has a problem with alcohol. Here we outline the signs and symptoms you need to look out for, as well as offering examples of how this may affect your partner's behaviour.

  • 07 Dec

    When someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they will often need to go through a detoxification (detox) process, as an important first step in their recovery from addiction.

  • 30 Nov

    Jeff van Reenen, ATP Manager The Priory Hospital Chelmsford, discusses a recent subsection of the gay men's community known as 'chemsex'.

  • 27 Nov

    Dr Anshul Swami, Consultant Psychiatrist and addiction specialist, discusses club drugs, novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and 'chemsex' drugs.

  • 27 Nov

    Andrea Taylor, Addictions Therapy Manager at The Priory Hospital North London, discusses the impact of childhood trauma on dysfunctional behaviours.

  • 27 Nov

    Lead Addiction Consultant at The Priory Hospital Woking, Dr Michael Bristow, describes the factors involved in prescription drug abuse, something he describes as “the silent epidemic”.

  • 27 Nov

    We sat down with Sarina Wheatman, who has worked in addictions therapy for the last 28 years, seven of which have been at Priory; Sarina now manages The Manor Clinic’s Addiction Treatment Programme.

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