Life Works - the leading specialist in the treatment of love addiction
Love addiction is a treatable illness
Life Works staff of doctors, counsellors and nurses know the issues you are facing and are able to help you understand and cope with your love addiction. Recovery rates for people who go through treatment are very similar to those who get treatment for other chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma. There are a number of treatment methods and community resources, including outpatient or residential treatment programmes and 12-step groups that are available to support you. No matter how compulsive the love addiction, treatment can work, especially when a you are committed to recovery and has a strong support system.
To speak with our admissions counsellor, please call us at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.
Our range of treatments include:
As a leading private facility for the treatment of love addiction and other behavioural health issues, Life Works is Dedicated to Recovery. We are able to provide a holistic treatment programme that focuses on the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual. Our treatment programme helps individuals look at the underlying causes of their compulsive behaviours, to come to terms with their illness and start to create healthy strategies for coping once they leave.
At Life Works, we value the role of the family in treating love addiction and other behavioural health issues and family therapy forms an integral part of primary, residential treatment at Life Works. Our Family Week programme provides a safe and nurturing environment to overcome the problems that arise from broken lines of communication between family members. We believe that together these elements provide a strong foundation for healthy, sustained, long-term recovery.
To inquire about any of these treatments or to speak to a Life Works admissions counsellor, please call us at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.
Advice on what you can do about your problem with love addiction
- Understand that while you made the choice to start engaging in unhealthy relationships or fantasies, you did not choose to become a love addict. When you are a love addict, your brain is functioning abnormally and your need to engage in romantic relationships or fantasies becomes overwhelming. We know that love addiction is an illness, not a character flaw – and as such, you need and deserve the same medical treatment that anyone else with a chronic illness would receive.
- Find a treatment programme that also looks beyond your romantic relationships or fantasies. An effective programme will look at your behaviour around your relationships and fantasies but importantly, it will also examine and address the underlying psychological factors that influence these behaviours. Love addiction is not just about love or romantic relationships – it is a life-threatening, psychiatric illness that is much more serious than just the compulsive behaviours it produces.
- Find a treatment programme that includes assessment and treatment for any other pre-existing or co-occurring mental health issues, behavioural health issues or mood disorders - for example, anxiety or depression – that may also be affecting you. These issues often exist alongside a person’s love addiction and if left untreated, they can impair the effectiveness of treatment, so it’s essential that they are identified and addressed as part of your treatment programme.
There is hope and help available to you
Remember that people with love addiction can get well. They can develop healthier relationships with others and improve psychological well-being. This happens when you have stopped engaging in unhealthy relationships or fantasies and make the choice to be “in recovery”.
Recovery is not instantaneous. It’s a process that requires work to maintain but it can lead to a profound life transformation with enormous personal growth.
If you think you may have a problem with love addiction, it’s important to act now by calling Life Works on 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.