Alcohol Addiction

If you are dependent on alcohol, you will have found it difficult to cut down or give up - especially if you've tried to do so alone. The effects of alcohol addiction can be devastating to the individual as well as family and friends. Realising you've got a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. Read more

Illegal drug addiction

Some drugs, such as heroin, are physically addictive with the user finding he/she needs to take more in order to prevent withdrawal. Others, such as cocaine and amphetamines, do not produce severe withdrawal symptoms but can be just as addictive. Read more

Eating Disorders

People often suffer with eating disorders for many years before seeking help, making recovery an often painstaking process. Read more

Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you would like to stop, support is available. Read more

Love and Sex

At some time most people will have viewed porn, been distraught at the loss of a relationship or experienced infatuation for someone? But for some, feelings of sexual longing, infatuation have become obsessive and their behaviour a compulsive problem. Read more

Self Harm

At The Living Room we see self harm as an addictive response to ‘out of control feelings’ of deep distress; just like some people use drugs, alcohol & other addictive behaviours to ‘cope’ with their feelings. Read more

Shopping Addiction

The term ‘Retail Therapy’ is sometimes given to someone who is spending money on frivolous things as a means of making themselves feel better or different. However, when taken to extremes it can become addictive, and lead to more severe difficulties. Read more

Family and Carers

If your life has been impacted by the addiction of a loved one, then we can help you to regain some normality in your life. The Living Room runs weekly specialist counselling groups for friends and family members of those suffering with addiction. Read more