Addressing Addicitive Behaviors

Addiction to substances, food, or an activity can be understood in terms of a relationship between the person, the environment and the addictive substance or behaviour,

the use of which serves a purpose in altering mood, from pain, distress or discomfort to a relief. The dependency can become a secondary problem, by adversely affecting the person's ability to function in their lives and can have a negative impact on other significant relationships.

Counselling can help to identify the underlying source of the addictive behaviour and unravel the connection between the addiction/dependency and your mental health.