Paramabandhu Groves: A psychiatrist who specialises in addictions
Paramabandhu Groves is an addiction psychiatrist and a Buddhist
- By: Jonny Martell
It’s about helping people to change their lives, particularly with regards to alcohol, which is the main area I specialise in these days. There is a link with Buddhism here, which is partly about helping people to change their lives, to live happier, more effective lives. So there is an overlap, even though they work to some extent in different spheres.
I don’t tend to operate in that way. I see what opportunities arise and move forward from where I am, rather than have a big vision and then haul myself up to it. It’s the way my psyche works.
No, but I think that’s right. In a way it’s a bit like Buddhism, in that people get to Buddhism through the stick or the carrot. It’s either you’re suffering or you’ve had some experience of suffering and want a response that’s helpful. But also you have people who are