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12 Survival Steps for the Families of Addicts

12 Survival Steps for the Families of Addicts  Helping a family member who is suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol is nothing short of a minefield. There are cluster bombs of unmanageable emotions, both theirs and yours and an endless push and pull between right and wrong and fact and fiction. It’s pretty [...]

June 29th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ICE AND SEX: IT’S COMPLICATED

ICE AND SEX: IT’S COMPLICATED Families and partners will often confide that their loved one is not only using ICE but that their sexual conduct has changed dramatically since they started using. The most common concerns are that of infidelity among partners and the addicted adult children of concerned family members turning to sex [...]

June 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Methadone to Abstinence Programs

Methadone to Abstinence Programs The urban myths that surround methadone and its use in the treatment of heroin addicts are many and varied. Drug use itself has a whirlwind of rumours which manifest it in its wake, both in regards to the drug and the individual using it. Is this because honesty amongst addicts [...]

June 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Substance Abuse and Comorbidity

Substance Abuse and Comorbidity Hard wired for madness or an innocent child gone wrong? There are so many stories surrounding addiction, alcoholism and how to recover. What do we believe? How can you stop using or drinking? Where did the problem start? Does this matter? How can you help an addict or an alcoholic? [...]

May 29th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bipolar and Addiction

Mental health is a complex and often overlooked area of medicine and psychiatry which can have enormous ripple effects on the individual and their families. This blog looks at the interaction and treatment of bipolar conditions and addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, please be under no illusion, this information is no substitute for [...]

May 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

ICE AND PSYCHOSIS

"Ice-induced psychosis has become part of their story" By the time the addict is displaying signs of ice addiction and unmanageability or is presenting at treatment centres you can be sure that ice-induced psychosis has become part of their story.  What we must understand is that the far-fetched, highly paranoid delusions they are experiencing [...]

March 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Codeine Ban to Reveal Hidden Addicts

Australia to ban over-the-counter codeine The Australian government have banned over the counter codeine prescriptions as of February 1st 2018. This measure is sure to reveal a whole new class of addict. It is very likely that some people will not even realise they are addicted. Only when they have no supply and feel [...]

February 5th, 2018|Drug Addiction, News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

How a Big Rehab Stays Small

The Seasons Hader Group has rehabs in Australia, Thailand, Bali and one set to open in Sri Lanka in a few weeks. So how does a big company like this maintain a personal approach to each individual who walks through the door? This is a very good question and one which the owners of [...]

July 7th, 2017|Addiction, Health, Life, Rehabilitation|0 Comments

Get sick and get punished? The New Aussie Way.

Recent government announcements have stated that Centrelink recipients that fail drug and alcohol tests will lose some or all of their entitlements. Substance Dependence Disorder is a globally recognised psychiatric illness as outlined in the global bible of psychiatry, The Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-V). Therefore we are punishing people [...]