Our approach to treating addictions
Addictions are characterised by repeated involvement with a particular substance or activity, which an individual engages in despite the substantial harm that it causes. This behaviour is repeated because the individual derives some form of pleasure or value from it, which causes them to seek it out more and more, until they develop a psychological or physical dependence to the substance or activity in question. Addictions can have a hugely damaging effect on all areas of a person’s life, including their relationships with others, performance at work, personal finances, as well as having a profoundly negative impact on their physical and psychological health.
At Priory, we are dedicated to placing our patients at the centre of their addiction treatment journey, ensuring that you receive a completely personalised treatment plan and are involved in all decisions made about your care, in order to produce the best possible outcomes for you as an individual.
Addiction Treatment Programme at Priory
Free, no-obligation addiction assessment at Priory
At Priory, we understand that embarking upon recovery from your addiction can be a challenging time for you. That’s why we aim to make this step as accessible and straightforward as possible by offering a free, no-obligation addiction assessment at all of our addiction rehabilitation hospitals, to help you to discuss your addiction in confidence.
This initial assessment provides you with the opportunity to:
- Meet face to face with a member of our highly skilled addiction treatment team
- Discuss your addictive behaviours and the unique challenges that you are facing
- Begin to develop an understanding of the underlying triggers and potential causes for your addiction
- Discuss your individual concerns, needs and options
- Explore the impact that your addiction is having on your life as well as the lives of those who are closest to you
- Talk through your proposed addiction treatment plan, which will be personalised according to your individual needs
- Ask any questions that you may have on Priory’s Addiction Treatment Programmes
- Take a look around our beautiful hospital sites and meet our expert addiction treatment teams
Your initial addictions assessment can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, whilst guaranteeing the utmost discretion and confidentiality. Ultimately, the aim of our free addictions assessment is to put your mind at ease and help you to develop an understanding of the treatment journey that you will be taking towards a healthy, fulfilling and addiction-free life.
An expert addiction treatment team
Our expert team of addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other addiction specialists consist of leaders in their field, and are committed to remaining up to date with current research, in order to ensure that their practice is guided by the very latest thinking in addiction treatment, and adheres to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. As such, we are extremely well-placed to provide high quality treatment for a wide range of addictions and addictive behaviours, producing the most positive individual outcomes for each and every one of our patients.
In addition, whilst our comprehensive Addiction Treatment Programmes at Priory are predominantly led by our expert consultants, our patients also receive input from our extensive network of dedicated peer supporters throughout their treatment journey. Priory’s peer supporters are ex-patients who have completed the Addiction Treatment Programme themselves at one of our Priory hospitals. These individuals choose to return to the hospital and take part in addiction therapy groups, in order to offer inspiration, hope and guidance, and share their positive recovery experiences with current patients. Our peer supporters are able to offer a different perspective to our patients, allowing them to explore and challenge themselves in unique ways.
At Priory, we are able to deliver comprehensive addiction treatment and help, using a wide range of established techniques, enabling you to tackle your addiction and make a full and sustainable recovery. The type and combination of therapeutic techniques that we use for each individual, depends on your unique needs and is guided by the bespoke package of addiction treatment and care that has been designed exclusively for you.