Dr Lefever created the first rehabilitation centre in the world to treat ALL addictions. In the UK he was also the first to:
He is regarded as the pioneer of modern addiction treatment methods in rehab centres in the UK. In the last 26 years he has worked with over 5000 inpatients suffering from various forms of addictive and compulsive behaviour as well as stress and depression. He identified the Lefever Clusters of Addictive Behaviours (Hedonistic, Nurturing of Self, Relationships), as well as 4 of the 12 specific characteristics of addiction.
He now offers intensive 2-week interventions in complete confidentiality - as opposed to the group programmes offered elsewhere. His approach is ideal for people whose time is valuable because it achieves the same results in 1/3 of the time and for the same cost as traditional 6-week programmes.
His patients also appreciate an absence from work of only 2 weeks because it can be explained and managed far more easily than one of 4-6 weeks. For those based in London there is often no need for any noticeable absence at all during the treatment.