ADDICTION SERVICES

ADDICTION SERVICES

 

Prescription Addiction Clinic & Support and Advice for Substance Dependence or Substance Use Disorder inc Prescription Drugs, Medication and Painkillers.

Dr Arun Ghosh runs the UK’s only specialist treatment clinic for people addicted to prescription drugs to help individuals withdraw from prescription medicine, tranquilisers such as benzodiazepines and sleeping tablets and/or drugs bought from the chemist. Addiction can happen to anyone at anytime of their lives. It can take place with a range of activities and substances, leading to obsessive compulsive or excessive psychological dependence.

Drugs including, illegal substances, prescription medication and social drugs such as alcohol and smoking can lead to what many doctors call Substance Dependence. We often can make a diagnosis by history alone as opposed to the amount of the substance or medication being taken. We make this diagnosis when an individual persists in use of e.g. painkillers or other prescription medication despite problems related to use of the substance.

Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and lead to withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped. This, along with substance abuse are considered Substance Use Disorders. If you are worried you may have an addiction or worried about someone you know, please contact us straight away on myhealth@drarunghosh.co.uk

Dr Arun Ghosh has experience of dealing with a range of patients and also high profile patients, including talented Premier League footballers and actresses, who have come to him for help when they couldn’t cope with their lifestyle.

The symptoms of being addicted to pills bought over the counter can include stomach cramps, sweats, shaking, headaches and becoming anxious. Anxiety to most people is fear. It can be the fear of the unknown. Or it can be performance anxiety – where they get up in front of a group of other people, whether that be at work or on stage, and they have an overwhelming feeling of dread.

The symptoms of addiction can be confusing and can mimic the original problem.

Our clinic can help you with many forms of prescription addiction that are not dealt at all or overlooked by many other addiction centres such as benzodiazepine tranquillisers, sleeping tablets and antidepressants. Prescription addiction is increasingly being recognised as problem for many people, though currently the NHS offers very little in terms of help and intervention.

Appointments with Dr Arun Ghosh provide total care to help you with your addiction and can support you in the follow up care. You can access help, advice and support in many ways for example as an inpatient or in the community.

Watch the ITV Granada report on the launch of our Prescription Addiction Clinic

Watch the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat report on BBC iPlayer

BBC Newsbeat ‘Guidance’ on Non-Prescription Drugs

 


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