Process Disorder Types
There are many types of disorders and addictions. It doesn’t necessarily have to involve a drug or alcohol addiction. Process disorders can be a lot more complex and the majority do not involve any type of substance use at all.
Serenity Addiction Centres treats hundreds of people every year for a wide range of problems. The success rate at our rehab clinics is above average because we know what it takes to get someone’s life back on track…..for good!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which manifests itself in ritualistic behaviours, and an excessive need for control. It is estimated that around 1.2% of the UK population suffers from this debilitating condition. OCD is a form of process disorder in which the brain can get caught on particular thought patterns. These repeating thoughts can become harmful, especially when the resulting behaviours affect the sufferer’s everyday functions.
Love & Sex Addictions
There is often a link between relationships and mental health issues, and we see many patients who report addiction to sex or to relationships. We offer sex addiction rehab and love addiction rehab for patients throughout the UK. If you are experiencing difficulties in your personal life, due to your own sexual or romantic behaviours, we offer help and support to put you back in control of your feelings.
Sex addiction or love addiction can be damaging not just to yourself, but to your partner, your family and friends. It can also impact on your work, and affect your everyday life. If you feel you might be suffering with sex addiction or a similar issue, get in touch today.
Gambling addiction is a widespread and damaging problem. The Gambling Commission estimates that 400,000 UK adults have a gambling addiction, and a further 1.6 million are identified as ‘at risk’ of developing a gambling problem.
Gambling addiction is pathological rather than physiological. The urge to gamble only lasts a few minutes at a time, but during that time it is very difficult for a patient to ignore. Self-exclusion programmes can help to limit access to gambling, but an addict will almost always find another way to fuel their need.Instead, gambling addiction should be treated in a similar manner to a clinical addiction such as substance abuse or alcoholism.
Residential gambling rehab programmes can be a huge support in the early days of treatment, as the patient is removed from any environment in which they have a chance to gamble. Once they feel they have regained control of their addiction, an ongoing support programme of group and individual therapies, tailored to the patient, is the most effective way to prevent a relapse.
Gambling rehab provides the early stages of treatment, but the patient will need ongoing support in the months and year after rehabilitation ends. The urges to gamble may never fully subside, but with the right treatment and support we can help problem gamblers take control of their addictions and remain free from gambling in the future.
Eating disorders are characterised by an unhealthy relationship with food. Eating disorders attack both mental and physical health, and the effects can be permanent and in the worst cases, can prove fatal. There are many reasons an eating disorder can develop, and the reasons behind such conditions require a long term treatment plan with a holistic approach to recovery.
The conditions we can treat include, but are not limited to, the following:
We also help patients with non-specific eating disorders, and with co-occurring conditions. For example, patients in recovery from anorexia may go on to develop bulimia, or bulimic patients who develop type 2 diabetes might go on to become diabulimic.
Understanding these complex conditions, and why the patient develops them, is the key to recovery. Eating disorders often manifest alongside mental health issues, or occur as the result of trauma.We help our patients rediscover a healthy relationship with food. This may be done in conjunction with a medical treatment plan, especially where extreme weight loss or gain needs clinical treatment. We concentrate on the causes of the disorder and on how to combat negative associations with food.
Other Addictive Disorders
There are many types of addiction, and though some are less common than others, any addiction can have a devastating effect on an individual. We are equipped to deal with all addictive disorders, offering a structured treatment programme that includes support during rehabilitation and recovery.
Some of the addictions we regularly see at our clinics include:
- Shopping and spending addictions
- Internet and gaming addictions
- Compulsive stealing (kleptomania)
- Compulsive firesetting (pyromania)
- Exercise addictions
- Spiritual or religious obsessions
Anything has the potential to lead to addiction if a person does it too often, or allows it to take over their normal life. Some addictions are more damaging than others physically, but all addiction has a serious negative effect on a person’s mental health. Even a positive activity, such as keeping fit, can become addictive and lead to serious damaging consequences for the addict.
We all feel a little stressed from time to time, but what should we do when that stress becomes too much and we are struggling to cope? World Health Organisation figures suggest that one in four people will experience mental health issues during their lifetime.
Mental health disorders are characterised by unhealthy thought patterns which can overwhelm an individual and greatly affect their quality of life. Depression and anxiety are among the most common, but there are many, many ways in which poor mental health can manifest itself.
Our trained clinicians handle a wide range of mental health problems through our residential rehab service and our daycare and support services. From depression clinics to bipolar treatment, we help you understand your diagnosis better and we equip you with the skills and techniques to cope with it.