The Craving Cycle: A CBT Concept for Managing Addiction

Photo by Külli Kittus on Unsplash   In psychological therapy, we’re almost always looking to make progress. This often comes back to behaviour change – i.e., how we’ll behave differently in the face of difficult situations and feelings. In therapy targeting addiction, our behavioural goal is basic but difficult – we want to cease the […]

A Word on Addiction

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. Addiction is a physical and/or psychological need to use a substance, often caused by regular continued use.  It is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, alcohol and nicotine (smoking). However it’s possible to be addicted to […]