Dr Robert Lefever, Addiction Specialist
Dr Robert Lefever established the very first addiction rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. centre in the UK offering treatment to patients with eating disorders, alcohol or drug problems. He was also the first to treat compulsive gambling, nicotineAn addictive substance found in tobacco and nicotine replacement therapies. addiction and workaholism. He is regarded as one of the leading addiction specialists and experts in the treatment of addictive diseases and is a regular contributor to the BBC.
He identified "Compulsive Helping", when people do too much for others and too little for themselves, as an addictive behaviour and has pioneered its treatment.
Dr Lefever has worked with over 5000 addicts and their families in the last 25 years and, until recently, ran a busy private medical practice in South Kensington (PROMIS Recovery Centre). He now uses his considerable experience to provide intensive private one-to-one care for individuals and their families.
He has written a number of books on the subject of depressive illness and addictive behaviour.