Addictions can have a huge impact on your life. Addiction refers to a dependency on certain substances, such as alcohol and drugs, or certain behaviours, that you feel unable to resist despite serious negative consequences. Addictions can affect people from all walks of life and are often related to other difficulties such as depression or anxiety. Psychological treatment involves working towards change, with the acknowledgement that it is difficult and takes time. As well as focusing on reducing dependence, our psychologists will help you recover long-term by addressing the underlying difficulties that may have contributed to the development of your addiction.