Addiction

  • 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.

  • 17 Jan

    Dr Natasha Bijlani, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Roehampton explains how falling asleep quickly due to drinking alcohol is negatively outweighed by the disruption it can cause to your sleep cycles, even several days or weeks after a period of heavy drinking.

  • 16 Jan

    Dry January is the month where people give up alcohol up and down the country. If you’re on the journey and wondering what the benefits will be from a month off drinking, Priory has outlined the positive changes you can expect to see over the weeks.

  • 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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