18 Mar Am I An Addict?
A workshop on understanding and managing addiction
British psychotherapist and addiction specialist Gavin Sharpe (BSc, MBACP, CSAT, AoEC) will be running a series of one day workshops aimed at introducing the topic of addiction.
Two dates available:
- May 10th: 18:00 – 20:30
- May 26th: 10:00 – 12:30
- Beausoleil, France
Are you worried that you, or someone you love may have an addiction? Do you find yourself engaging in a substance or behaviour despite the negative consequences? The most common addictions are alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, food, video games, the internet and the addiction to work.
Signs that you might be addicted to one of the above include:
- Attempts to cut down: Have you ever tried to cut down, and largely been unsuccessful?
- Withdrawal: Have you ever experienced distress, anxiety, depression or restlessness when you cut back?
- Time: Have you sacrificed important social, occupational or recreational activities due to your behaviours?
- Pre-occupation: Have you spent a great of time in activities necessary to obtain/achieve your craving? Do you constantly think about the next opportunity to act out?
- Tolerance: Do you need increasingly more amounts of your substance/alcohol/behaviour to achieve the desired effect?
- Guilty feelings: Have you ever felt guilty about this? Do you keep your behaviours a secret from loved ones? Has it caused problems at home or at work?
Aims of the workshops
The aim of the workshops is to inform participants how to recognize addiction in yourself or others and to develop an awareness of the warning signs; to understand the methods and models of treatment and to become familiar with the tasks of recovery. Participants will leave the day with a deeper understanding of addiction and a next step action plan, if appropriate.
How to book
Addiction is a chronic and life-threatening disease. There is no cure for addiction. It can however be managed and recovery from addiction is possible. Many sufferers from addiction go on to live authentic, full and meaningful lives. There is hope.