Private Addiction Services

Prescription Addiction Clinic & Support and Advice for Substance Dependence or Substance Use Disorder inc Prescription Drugs, Medication and Painkillers

Dr Arun Ghosh runs the UK's only specialist treatment clinic for people addicted to prescription drugs to help individuals withdraw from prescription medicine, tranquilisers such as benzodiazepines and sleeping tablets and/or drugs bought from the chemist.  Addiction can happen to anyone at anytime of their lives. It can take place with a range of activities and substances, leading to obsessive compulsive or excessive psychological dependence.

Drugs including, illegal substances, prescription medication and social drugs such as alcohol and smoking can lead to what many doctors call Substance Dependence. We often can make a diagnosis by history alone as opposed to the amount of the substance or medication being taken. We make this diagnosis when an individual persists in use of e.g. painkillers or other prescription medication despite problems related to use of the substance. Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and lead to withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped. This, along with substance abuse are considered Substance Use Disorders. If you are worried you may have an addiction or worried about someone you know, please contact us straight away on

Dr Arun Ghosh has experience of dealing with a range of patients and also high profile patients, including talented Premier League footballers and actresses, who have come to him for help when they couldn't cope with their lifestyle.

The symptoms of being addicted to pills bought over the counter can include stomach cramps, sweats, shaking, headaches and becoming anxious.  Anxiety to most people is fear.  It can be the fear of the unknown. Or it can be performance anxiety - where they get up in front of a group of other people, whether that be at work or on stage, and they have an overwhelming feeling of dread.

The symptoms of addiction can be confusing and can mimic the original problem...

Our clinic can help you with many forms of prescription addiction that are not dealt at all or overlooked by many other addiction centres such as benzodiazepine tranquilliserssleeping tablets and antidepressants. Prescription addiction is increasingly being recognised as problem for many people, though currently the NHS offers very little in terms of help and intervention.

Appointments with Dr Arun Ghosh provide total care to help you with your addiction and can support you in the follow up care. You can access help, advice and support in many ways for example as an inpatient or in the community.

Watch the ITV Granada report on the launch of our Prescription Addiction Clinic

Watch the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat report on BBC iPayer

BBC Newsbeat 'Guidance' on Non-Prescription Drugs

How To Access The Prescription Addiction Clinic and Specialist Support

All you need to do is call our Liverpool Clinic on 0151 733 7123 or our Wirral Clinic on 0151 929 5408 and ask for an appointment with Dr Arun Ghosh.

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Office Opening Hours: 

Monday - 9am to 5pm

Tuesday - 9am to 5pm

Wednesday - 9am to 5pm

Thursday - 9am to 5pm

Friday - 9am to 5pm


Private GP Service (clinic times)

Office opening hours above may vary from our GP clinics availability. Dr Ghosh is based at a number of clinics and may not be available everyday at each clinic.


Dr Arun Ghosh and Ghosh Medical Limited is NOT an emergency service and if you need urgent medical care, you should refer to the NHS primary care services including your local Walk In Centre, GP Call Out or Accident & Emergency department at your local hospital.

Home Visits & Weekends

We can provide some available during the evening and at weekends to arrange home visits. This should be arranged with prior notice should you need this service.

Home visits are strictly by request and diary permitting as we can not guarantee GP availability.  

For Insurance Providers

We are also happy to work with brokers or insurance providers to provide a home visit or clinic appointment for their members. We can supply a follow up report when required. Payment is taken by invoice.


General appointments are available from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. A 15 minute appointment is suitable for e.g. minor illnesses, coughs & colds and private prescriptions.

A 30 minute appointment is recommended for complex or multiple illness needs.

An extended appointment for 45 minutes is suitable for all consultations such as a medical second opinions, investigations, major worries or chronic illnesses.

You do not have to be a registered patient to access private general practice with Dr Arun Ghosh. You can book a one-off private gp appointment as often as you like at any of our private clinics or register to become a full time registered patient.

There is NO need to de-register from your NHS GP

The service is complementary to that provided by NHS practitioners; a lot of people use a private GP to reduce waiting times for scans or to see a specialist - many of the hospital specialists are on site at our clinics at Spire Liverpool Hospital or Spire Murrayfield Hospital and accessible to Dr Arun Ghosh direct.

We often work with your current NHS GP and share information to help get a complete picture of your health – so in the future there is no problem going back to the NHS. Our private general practice and private health services are designed to help you and your family get to the root of any health problems as quickly as possible and to help you find solutions suitable for you.

We actually save our patients time and expense by avoiding unnecessary investigations. Often we see patients who wish to have unnecessary procedures, tests or imaging to help them ease their minds or find cause. Talking to Dr Arun Ghosh often finds a more cost effective and quicker solution which can ease your mind and solve your health problems.


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