I struggle with an addiction, such as drinking, smoking, drugs, gambling or sex

There are many different methods used in addiction treatment and all of them can play a role in helping an addict reach a full recovery. Certain aspects of treating addiction can focus on the individual and their isolated behaviour but a systemic approach takes into account the context of a person’s addiction. An addict does not exist in isolation but deals with family, social circles and work situations that can all be addressed in the course of their treatment.

The systemic approach focuses not only on the addict themselves, but the social situation of their family, friends, relationships and work life. There can be a number of different issues that an addict faces in each of these facets of their life before they can successfully become sober. Counselling and therapy that works systemically can be an effective option for people in recovery.

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