Dr Robert Lefever qualified in Medicine and worked as an NHS doctor for sixteen years.
Dr Robert Lefever is an expert in the treatment of addictive illnesses and established the very first addiction rehabilitation centre in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the BBC and has published numerous medical journal articles and books on the subjects of depressive illness and addictive behaviour.
Dr Lefever has identified the condition of "Compulsive Helping", when people do too much for others and too little for themselves, as an addictive behaviour and has pioneered its treatment.
Over the last 25 years, he has become an addiction specialist and has worked with over 5000 addicts and their families. Until recently, Dr Lefever ran the PROMIS Recovery Centre, a busy private medical practice in London. He now uses his considerable experience to provide intensive private one-to-one care for individuals and their families.
He specialises in the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol dependence and drug addiction. He was also the first doctor in the UK to treat compulsive gambling, nicotine addiction and workaholism.