Addiction has many definitions. Varing definitions typically include a need for the individual to avoid intolerable reality with an ongoing, compulsive and life damaging relationship with a mood altering substance or behaviour. Examples include alcohol and drug dependence, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, and addiction to such processes as sex, work, overspending, and extreme exercise.
Although there is no known cure for addiction, it is a highly treatable condition. Throughout Ireland, thousands of those previously in extreme crisis have found recovery and are today living lives free of addiction, fully restored to good health and in trusting relationships with others.
Our professional counsellors are available to all and appointments can be made confidentially through the Family Resource Centre.