Drug Addiction Therapy

Drug addiction is more than just a psychological addiction - if you're addicted to drugs, your brain has changed so that your urge to take drugs is a physical compulsion that's extremely hard resist.

With addiction, you get withdrawal symptoms if you don't get your drugs, you may find that life seems 'empty' or painful when clean, and you can't quit even when you want to. But you can decide to get help.

Find a therapist who can help you with drug addiction

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH DRUG ADDICTION

If you are addicted to drugs, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

COMMON DRUGS YOU CAN BE ADDICTED TO


PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Sedatives - Barbiturates - Anxiolytics - Sleeping pills - Hypnotics - Codeine - Opiates - Central nervous system depressants - Denzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan) - Amphetamine - Dextroamphetamine - Methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin, Concerta, Methylin, Daytrana)

RECREATIONAL DRUGS

Heroin - Opiods - LSD - Cannabis, marijuana - Cocaine - MDMA, ecstasy - Ketamine - Amphetamines, "speed" - Methamphetamines, "meth" - Hallucinogens - Phencyclidine, "Angel Dust", PCP, Sernyl - Amyl nitrates, "poppers", TNT - Mephedrone, "meow meow"

INHALANTS

Glue - Spray paints - Permanent markers - Aerosols - Deodorants - Hairspray - Petrol - Shoe polish - Nail varnish remover - Nail polish - Cigarette lighter fluid - Air freshener - Paint remover

SYMPTOMS OF DRUG ADDICTION


Withdrawal symptoms after a break from the drug e.g. trembling, sweating, rapid pulse, nausea, headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, fatigue, hallucinations, anxiety, depression, irritability

Obsession and preoccupation with drug

Increased risk-taking to get hold of drug and while under the influence of the drug

Failing to stop or control the addiction despite negative consequences and knowing it's bad for you

You've developed a high tolerance for the drug, i.e. you need more of it to get the same effect

Isolating yourself to make it easier to take drugs without others knowing about it, and lying to others about the drug use

Drugging for longer or more than you first intended

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in drug addiction and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

BENEFITS OF PLUSGUIDANCE

Get the support you need at a time and place that is convenient to you

Get access to a therapist right away, no long waiting lists

Browse through our extensive list of therapists and find one that feels right for you

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