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Self-harm addiction & treatment

Living with high levels of anxiety or depression, with limited ways of managing them may for some people lead to thoughts of self-harm as a measure to survive these difficult times. For many people it’s difficult to comprehend why one person may want to hurt themselves. However with our experience at hand we completely understand how overwhelming feelings and distress can result in this behaviour.

Signs & symptoms

The signs of self-harm

  • Low mood, little motivation and signs of depression
  • Becoming very withdrawn and avoiding social situations
  • Changes in eating habits or being secretive about eating, and any unusual weight loss or weight gain
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises, usually on wrists, arms, thighs and chest
  • Low self-esteem and blaming themselves for certain problems
  • Signs of pulling out hair
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Discover what addiction meant to Rachael and how he overcame his fears with the help from the people at Broadway Lodge.

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How do we help?

Rehabilitation for self-harm

Broadway Lodge is the most experienced rehabilitation centre in the UK using the 12 Step philosophy to support people into recovery from alcohol, as well as drugs and addictive behaviours including sex, gambling, gaming and codependency. Every day at Broadway Lodge there’s group therapy, regular one to one counselling, lectures, workshops, assignments and holistic therapies such as Reiki, acupuncture and massage, which is particularly helpful when clients may feel anxious or overwhelmed at times.

As well as treatment for typical addictions, we also support other areas such as an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Our 24 hour, 7 days a week multidisciplinary medical team consists of Doctors, Nurse Prescribers, Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Health Care Assistants and Support Assistants, all of whom are addiction specialists.