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Stop cannabis addiction with Triora’s successful cannabis addiction treatment at our private recovery clinics in Spain.
Overcome gambling addiction with Triora’s gambling treatment programme. Our private recovery clinics are based in Alicante and Málaga, Spain.
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Self-test to identify the signs and symptoms of problems with alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, drugs, gaming and gambling.
ADHD sufferers have a much higher risk of developing an addiction. Triora treats addiction and ADHD together for a better chance of recovery.
Addiction in the workplace – the effects of drink and drugs at work and how employers can address the problem.
Read about dual diagnosis, the combination of addiction and psychiatric problems
Triora provides highly effective treatment for a number of addictions. These range from alcohol addiction to cocaine addiction, addiction to cannabis and other drugs, as well as gambling and gaming. Find out more about specific addictions, their symtpoms and withdrawal symptoms by clicking through to the relevant page above, or find out more about our unique and highly effective treatment for recovery. Below explain what an addiction is, typical symptoms of addiction and some of the possible causes.
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Addiction is the continued use of substances such as alcohol or drugs, or compulsive behaviour such as gambling or gaming, even when doing so causes harm. In fact, someone suffering an addiction is addicted to the euphoria, the “high” or reward, not to the substance or activity that produces the effect.
Addiction is medically recognised as a progressive, chronic disease. If untreated it will become gradually worse (progressive) and can even be life-threatening and potentially fatal. It cannot be cured (it is chronic), but can be managed. Most sufferers cannot stop drinking or taking drugs without help, even if the consequences are as extreme as losing their job, family, or even their life. It is possible to suffer from multiple addictions – for example, someone suffering from cocaine abuse may also have a problem with alcohol abuse or other substances.
Being unable to stop with an addictive behaviour does not mean that someone has a lack of strength, willpower or moral character. Similarly, it is not a symptom of other mental health problems. Though it can arise as a result of depression, it will not necessarily go away when the depression ends.
Warning signs of addiction include craving for a substance or activity, an increase in tolerance (needing more to experience the same effect), and loss of control. Over the long term, it will have an impact on every aspect of someone’s life, whether studies, work, or life at home with the family. It is not just a physical problem – it also leads to emotional problems and will affect the way a person thinks, feels and interacts socially.
There are many factors making someone more vulnerable than others to developing an addiction such as alcohol abuse or cocaine abuse. These include social, psychological and genetic factors. No one chooses to develop an addiction, which is a disease. Two people may drink alcohol, experiment with drugs, play video games or try their hand at gambling, but whether one goes on to develop an addiction is based on a number of these factors.