Which Addictions Can Be Treated?

Addiction Friend can help you find the most suitable treatment for all addictions and impulse control disorders. If you would like more information on entering a treatment program or would like to know what steps would be required to overcome a specific addition, contact us for free and independent advice without obligation.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol abuse, Alcoholism & Drinking problems

Alcoholism treatment will typically involve a detoxification (under medical supervision) followed by a treatment plan as part of an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program. Treatment at an inpatient rehab is a common and effective form of treatment that provides the opportunity to overcome from the physical and psychological aspects of the addiction in a private, supportive and comfortable environment.

Alcohol rehab involves various stages of progressive care that includes counselling, therapy and developing an aftercare plan, with each component of the program tailored to meet the needs of the individual concerned. Participation in aftercare services on completion of rehab is recommended and may involve individual therapy sessions and self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).


Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Prescription drugs, Crystal meth, LSD, Amphetamine (Meth), Marijuana, Methadone, Ecstasy (MDMA), PCP (Phencyclidine), Ice (4-Methylaminorex), Cocaine, Heroin, Opiates, Inhalants, Crack cocaine, Ketamine, Steroids, Vicodin, Codeine, Benzodiazepines + more

Drug addiction is a complex disorder that requires treatment through multiple stages of care and rehabilitation. Drug addiction treatment can occur in a variety of settings, vary in length, and take many different forms. Rehabilitation is often a long-term process that involves multiple stages and regular monitoring.

The most appropriate form of treatment will depend on the needs and circumstances of the individual concerned following an assessment with an addiction professional. Therapeutic care will often be accompanied with pharmacological support where necessary.


Problem Gambling and Gambling Addiction Treatment

Sports, Scratch cards, Roulette, Poker, Slots + more — in a casino or online

Treatment of gambling disorders can take place in numerous settings and will involve treatment methods designed to overcome compulsive behaviours. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and 12 step treatment methods as used by Gamblers Anonymous can be effective in dealing with gambling disorders. It may be necessary to attend an inpatient treatment facility to overcome the addiction and reach long-term abstinence.


Behavioural Disorders and Process Addiction Treatment

Sex/Porn addiction, Shopping addiction, Internet/Video game addiction, Food addictions & Eating disorders (Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating disorder (BED), Bulimia + more

The treatment of behavioural disorders will seek to address the psychological issues faced by the patient. Whether inpatient or outpatient treatment, the focus will be on developing healthier ways of dealing with life and the pressures that can lead to negative behaviours. The desired outcome of any form of treatment will be to allow the person to move forward with their life without a continuation of their destructive behaviour.


How can Addiction Friend Help?

We can make an assessment and recommend a plan to help you or someone you care about move forward to treatment. We can communicate with the most suitable treatment provider and arrange for any aftercare that might be necessary. Addiction Friend specialists are on hand to answer any questions you might have and can recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.