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Addiction

 

I believe that addiction is caused by two factors.

 

1. A genetic pre-disposition to a more sensitive Limbic system ( the fight / flight centre of our brain)

 

2. Trauma to our Limbic system in childhood.

 

The second point happens in lots ( if not all, children) but only those with an extremely sensitive limbic brain will use substances and processes to medicate the distress. Resulting in what we call addiction.

 

Treatment for addiction has four components.

 

An assessment, Abstinence, Treatment of the presenting problem, Treatment of the underlying causal factors and avoiding cross addiction and relapse.

 

I have spent many years dealing with all the above .

 

I am a recovering addict myself

 

 

 

 

 

Contact  Me

 

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UK: +44 (0) 7810 874135

 

Switzerland: +41 79 901 36 78

 

david@davidsmallwoodtherapy.co.uk