“the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity”

This accessible video introduces you to concept of addiction, from both a therapeutic and every day perspective.  Led by professional and accredited therapists who have an interest in raising awareness and understanding of emotional wellbeing.

This is not a lesson or a tutorial but it is something slightly different.  It is more of a conversation and reflections by therapists around emotions and the importance to recognise and work with your emotions to help with your personal wellbeing.

You can listen to it all at once, or each step at a time, you can come back to it time and again, when it suits you.  You can watch it with friends, as part of a class tutorial or just for your own personal interest and curiosity.

You will find out about:

  • the definition and causes of addiction
  • what does it look like for the person who is addicted
  • what is the impact on others
  • awareness of resources and agencies to turn to for further help
10:00-1:23Introduction:  Plan for today
21:24-3:13Definition of addiction
33:14-4:17Thinking about addiction
44:18-8:10Causes of addiction
58:11-11:25Addiction Cycle (following a pattern)
611:26-14:06Impact on SELF
714:07-17:15Impact on OTHERS
817:16-19:17Wider family impacts 
919:18-20:33Resources for addiction support
1020:34-21:16Recovery Programmes
1121:17-21:44Detox Programmes
1221:45-22:14Therapy Supports whole cycle and looks to break patterns
1322:15-23:24Important message: The 3 C’s