Behavioural addiction treatment in North London
Located within the Southgate area of London, Priory Hospital North London is a specialist addiction treatment centre that provides high quality treatment for a range of behavioural addictions including:
Our team have extensive experience in delivering bespoke behavioural addiction treatment and therapy, and we are dedicated to involving our patients in all aspects of their treatment and rehabilitation journey, in order to produce the most positive individual outcomes.
What is a behavioural addiction?
A behavioural addiction is characterised by an individual compulsively engaging in a certain type of behaviour, such as gambling, love and sex, internet usage, shopping, or others, despite the negative consequences that this has for multiple areas of their life including their relationships with others, their mental and emotional wellbeing, and their ability to function effectively on a daily basis.
In a similar way to alcohol and drug addictions, people who struggle with a behavioural addiction typically experience a psychological ‘high’, or a rush of pleasure/adrenaline when they engage in a certain behaviour, which causes them to engage in this behaviour over and over again until they become addicted to it.
The most common forms of behavioural addiction that we are able to provide treatment for at North London include:
Gambling addiction help in London
Also commonly referred to as ‘problem gambling’ or 'compulsive gambling', this form of behavioural addiction is characterised by the urge to gamble repeatedly, despite the profoundly negative impact that this can have on lots of different areas of your life. Gambling addiction can cause problems in relationships and at work, can have a detrimental impact on your psychological wellbeing, and can also cause serious financial difficulties.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction.
Love and sex addiction help in London
This form of behavioural addiction is characterised by compulsively craving attention and intimacy, and having a compulsion to engage in excessive and increasingly risky sexual behaviours, despite the associated negative consequences. Love and sex addiction typically develops when healthy intimate relationships gradually become destructive and damaging.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of love and sex addiction.
Internet addiction treatment at Priory Hospital North London
Internet addiction is characterised by excessive, non-work related internet usage. Internet addiction can encompass a wide variety of problems, from compulsions to use social media, through to gambling, pornography and shopping, and as such, may often co-occur alongside another form of behavioural addiction. If you or someone that you know seems to be compulsively accessing the internet and spending an excessive and increasing amount of time online, this may indicate that they have developed a harmful internet addiction.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of internet addiction.
Shopping addiction treatment at Priory Hospital North London
Shopping addiction, also known as 'oniomania' or 'compulsive shopping disorder' is a financially, socially and psychologically damaging behavioural addiction, characterised by excessive shopping/spending, despite the detrimental impact that this can have on an individual’s general wellbeing, quality of life, and their finances.
Read more about the signs and symptoms of shopping addiction.
Other forms of behavioural addiction that we are able to treat include:
- Porn addiction
- Gaming addiction
- Work addiction
- Exercise addiction
- Food addiction
- Plastic surgery addiction
If you think that you or someone that you know requires gambling, love and sex, internet, or shopping addiction rehab and treatment, it is important to understand that you’re not alone, and it’s crucial that you seek specialist help. Our expert multidisciplinary team are able to provide evidence-based support for your behavioural addiction, equip you with the tools to overcome your compulsive behaviours, and empower you to take steps towards the healthy, fulfilling, addiction-free life that you deserve.
Our residential 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme has been designed to enable patients to identify and address any underlying triggers for their addictive behaviours, and take steps to overcome their behavioural addiction, all within a safe, compassionate and highly therapeutic environment. We also offer free aftercare for 12 months for each patient who completes their 28-day programme, ensuring that you receive ongoing support and guidance when you leave treatment.
Behavioural addiction treatment at North London is based on the renowned 12-Step addiction treatment philosophy, which is used worldwide in the treatment of both behavioural and substance addictions. The 12-Step philosophy was first popularised by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and is an abstinence-based model, that has since been adapted to treat behavioural addictions. The 12-Step programme centres on your motivation to change your compulsive behaviours, and also includes elements of spirituality within the treatment and rehabilitation journey.
Free, no-obligation behavioural addiction assessment at Priory Hospital North London
We are able to offer a free, no obligation addiction assessment for your gambling addiction, love and sex addiction, internet addiction, shopping addiction, or other behavioural addiction. This offers you the chance to meet with a member of our specialist addiction treatment team, discuss your unique condition and challenges, ask any questions that you might have on the behavioural addiction treatment process, and learn more about the journey that you will be taking towards a healthier and more positive way of life.
To find out how we can help you to overcome your behavioural addiction, you can contact our dedicated specialists today on 0800 840 3219. Alternatively, you can email your enquiry or click here to arrange your free addictions assessment. You can also view our Addiction Treatment Programme brochure.
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