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Gambling and Behavioural addiction treatment

Located just outside Manchester, Priory Hospital Altrincham is a high quality addiction treatment and rehabilitation hospital that provides specialist, evidence-based treatment for a range of behavioural addictions including:

Our highly skilled addiction treatment team have a wealth of experience in delivering bespoke behavioural addiction therapy to each individual who seeks support with us, and we ensure that you are placed at the centre of your rehabilitation journey in order to foster the most positive outcomes for you as an individual, and result in a sustainable recovery.

Free, no-obligation addiction assessment

Before you commence with behavioural addiction treatment at Altrincham, you will have the opportunity to undergo a free, no-obligation behavioural addiction assessment. This enables you to meet with a member of our specialist behavioural addiction treatment team, discuss your unique addiction, needs and requirements, and develop an understanding of your bespoke care plan.

To find out how we can help you to overcome your behavioural addiction, you can contact our dedicated specialists today on 0800 144 8969. Alternatively, you can email your enquiry or click here to arrange your free addictions assessment. You can also view our Addiction Treatment Programme brochure.

What is behavioural addiction?

Behavioural addictions are characterised by individuals compulsively engaging in certain behaviours in a repeated and ongoing manner, despite the negative consequences that these behaviours have on their quality of life. Behavioural addictions may centre on behaviours such as gambling, sex, internet usage, and shopping, and can have a profoundly negative impact on all areas of an individual’s life including their relationships with others, their performance at work, and their ability to function effectively on a daily basis.

Behavioural addictions can be very difficult to cope with and individuals often feel as though their behaviour is out of control. The compulsive behaviours that are associated with these kinds of addictions are often sought out again and again because they cause individuals to experience a psychological ‘high’ or a rush of pleasure/adrenaline, in a similar way to alcohol and drug addictions. This therefore causes the behaviour to be maintained and a harmful addiction to develop.

The most common forms of behavioural addiction that we are able to provide treatment for at Altrincham include:

Gambling addiction help in Manchester

Gambling addiction, also known as ‘compulsive gambling’ or ‘problem gambling’, is characterised by an overwhelming urge to gamble, despite the detrimental impact that this can have on an individual’s life. If it is left untreated, compulsive gambling can result in a whole host of negative long-term consequences including relationship problems, reduced work performance, financial difficulties, and impaired psychological wellbeing.

Read more about the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction.

Love and sex addiction therapy

Love and sex addiction is characterised by individuals engaging in excessive, and often risky, sexual behaviours, as well as compulsively craving intimacy and attention, despite the problems that these behaviours can cause. Love and sex addiction typically develops when healthy relationships gradually become destructive and damaging, and can have a profoundly negative effect on an individual’s health and their quality of life.

Read more about the signs and symptoms of love and sex addiction.

Internet addiction treatment

Internet addiction is characterised by individuals using the internet in an excessive manner, for reasons that are not related to work. People can become addicted to many different forms of internet use, from compulsively accessing social media websites, through to online shopping, gambling, and pornography. As such, it is not uncommon for internet addiction to co-occur alongside another form of behavioural addiction. If you or someone that you know seems to be accessing the internet in a compulsive manner, and spending an increasing amount of time online when they are not at work, this may indicate that a destructive internet addiction has developed.

Read more about the signs and symptoms of internet addiction.

Shopping addiction help at Priory Hospital Altrincham

Shopping addiction, which is also referred to as 'compulsive shopping disorder' or 'oniomania', is a hugely damaging behavioural addiction, characterised by excessive shopping/spending, despite the negative impact that this can have on an individual’s social life, finances, and their general psychological wellbeing.

Read more about the signs and symptoms of shopping addiction.

Other forms of behavioural addiction that we are able to treat include:

Behavioural addictions can be extremely difficult to cope with but it’s important to recognise that you don’t have to struggle on your own; established behavioural addiction treatment and rehabilitation is available. Our highly qualified multidisciplinary team are able to provide expert treatment for your behavioural addiction, empower you to overcome your compulsive behaviours, and support you every step of the way towards resuming the healthy, fulfilling, addiction-free life that you deserve.

Behavioural addiction treatment at Altrincham takes place as part of our established 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme, which is an intensive residential process that has been specifically designed to help patients to identify and address the underlying causes for their compulsive behaviours, reduce their symptoms, and take steps towards a full and sustainable recovery.  In addition to your residential stay, you will also receive free aftercare for 12 months upon completion of the Addiction Treatment Programme, ensuring that you have all of the support that you need as you transition back into your everyday life.

Like other forms of addiction treatment, the behavioural addiction treatment programme at Altrincham is based on the widely-used 12-Step addiction treatment approach. This model was first introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and has since been adapted to treat a wide range of behavioural addictions, with proven, worldwide success. The 12-Step philosophy combines abstinence, spirituality and motivation to change within the addiction rehabilitation journey, and provides a set of guiding principles for the process of addiction treatment.

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For details of how Priory can provide you with assistance regarding addiction treatment and rehabilitation, please call 0800 144 8969 or click here to book a FREE ADDICTION ASSESSMENT. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here

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