Listen to Michael Rawlinson on the ITV News Podcast "Coronavirus: What You Need To Know" in their episode "Dealing With Addiction in Lockdown"
Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson is special guest on the ITV News podcast, discussing addiction during lockdown.
In this 15 minutes full of helpful information Michael and ITV Newsreader Lucrezia Millarini discuss hugely important topics such as how a habit can turn into an addiction, how develpment of dependence on substances can occur, denial, withdrawal symptoms and the heavy impact that addiction has on families.
Michael describes to Lucrezia the destructive cycle of the unintended behaviour that comes with addiction and shame, and suggests some helpful ways to communicate focusing on feelings. They discusses the need to ask for help, and Michael provides some suggestions of where to go to ask for that help.