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The Hader Clinic was founded in 1998 to offer support to patients suffering through the Victorian heroin epidemic. This early dive into the throes of addiction allowed the facility to quickly and effectively formulate holistic treatment models that would form the basis of their leading approach to addiction treatment today.
More than 20 years on, The Hader Clinic has become one of the most trusted addiction treatment facilities in Australia. The Hader Clinic is proud to hold the following accreditations:
At The Hader Clinic, we know exactly what you are going through. We have a comprehensive understanding of all facets of addiction, from the physical, to the spiritual. We treat our patients by building rapport with them and their families, helping them find a new way of life with empathy, understanding, and compassion.
We strive to be the most credible in our industry. We are a specialised hospital and addiction treatment facility. All of our clinical staff are registered and trained to the highest levels.
We respond to requests for treatment without hesitation. We understand that the window for acceptance of treatment can be small. We'll work with you quickly to get a patient into recovery.
We believe that an inclusive approach offers the best chance of success. Addiction is a lonely and daunting struggle. We include all patients in group activities, treating all facets of addiction.
We understand that treatment is a lifelong process. From the first 28 days of detox, to years down the track, we offer patients ongoing support, and the freedom to remain free from relapse.
One of the first steps to treating addiction is managing the physical dependence on drugs and alcohol. Reliance on substances can manifest in different ways, including cravings, chronic health issues, improper nutrition, poor sleeping habits, and complete and permanent changes to brain structure and function.
However, it is crucial to understand that the physical symptoms of addiction are just that — symptoms. They are the visible signs of larger crises under the surface, which are often far more serious and more difficult to treat. Withdrawal and detox are only part of the process.
The human brain relies on chemicals to regulate itself. Drug and alcohol addiction is defined as the use and abuse of chemicals. Chemical imbalances in the brain can lead to severe psychological harm, often being manifested in disorders like psychosis, compulsion, obsession, and paranoia.
Treating the psychological effects of addiction is imperative for ongoing success. Chemical imbalances can be corrected, but patients require tools to help manage their mental health. These treatments can include individual therapy, meditation and yoga, health and fitness activities, and dual diagnosis programs.
Like psychological effects, emotional issues abound when it comes to addiction. Explosions of neurotransmitters like dopamine lead to chemical imbalances, which can contribute to instances of depression and anxiety, heightened aggression, mood swings, and fear and paranoia.
The emotional effects of drug and alcohol addiction are far-reaching. They can affect personal relationships, destroy societal function, and wreak complete havoc on a patient's view of themselves and their life. We manage the emotional fallout of addiction using therapy, recreational activities, and a range of other outlets.
Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to a very insular existence. When your life revolves around your addiction, there's little time for anything else. Some of the most common social effects of addiction include financial problems, damaged relationships and isolation, and a complete lack of interest in past activities.
For this reason, we know that there's no such thing as a 'functioning addict'. Addiction always affects one or more social aspects of life. We seek to help patients reenter society by giving them independence and personal accountability through group therapy and sharing, transitional housing, and ongoing support for families.
When the body relies on drugs and alcohol, the sense of self takes second place. The spiritual effects of addiction can include, among others, damage to self-esteem and self-worth, continued substance use without regard for consequences, and complete inability to function outside of addiction.
The spiritual effects of addiction aren't easily recognisable, sometimes not even after months of recovery. Addressing these effects can take years, and can involve further individual therapy and counselling, psychosocial educational groups, and continued recreational activities.
The Hader Clinic has specialist Melbourne drug rehab and alcohol rehab facilities, catering for different stages of progress.
Melbourne rehab head office and consulting location for new patients and families.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Transitional Housing program.
Hospital rehabilitation centre for 28-Day Withdrawal & Detox Program.
Consulting location for new drug rehab and alcohol rehab patients and their families.